A breakdown of electronic cigarettes (infographic)

5 Jul 2012

Move over, nicotine gum – electronic cigarettes can also help smokers kick the habit, and a new infographic illustrates how the devices typically work and even the financial benefits of switching to e-cigarettes.

But that’s not all – the infographic by Electronic Cigarettes Reviews and published on Visual.ly is packed with more information, including the pros can cons to using e-cigarettes, and facts and figures surrounding smoking.

There are two halves to the infographic – Inside a Traditional Cigarette and Inside an Electronic Cigarette. We’ve split the infographic in half so both sides are easier to read, but you can have a look at the infographic in its entirety on the Visual.ly site.

An introduction in a box over both halves reads, “An electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, is an electrical device that simulates the act of tobacco smoking by producing an inhaled mist bearing the physical sensation, appearance, and often the flavour and nicotine content of inhaled tobacco smoke; though without its odour, it is intended to omit the health-related risks.”

E-cigarette image via Shutterstock

Traditional cigarettes


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic