What are the Vape Pens?
Vape Pens are also known as Electronic Cigarettes or E-Cigarettes. These devices are essentially vaporizer, colloquially known as Vapes. The primary difference between an actual cigarette and that of a vape pen is that the more harmful as well the irritating elements that are consumed indirect smoking are significantly reduced thus decreasing the ill effects of smoking drastically.

How does a vape pen function?
A vape pen or e-cigarette is a vaporizer that is operated with the aid of a battery and is often handheld, just like any other common cigarette. The difference lies in the fact that instead of nicotine abundant smoke of a regular cigarette, a vape pen uses flavored aerosol (often nicotine flavored for those hard-core smokers). 

The use of aerosol helps not only in the better extraction of ingredients, they help to decrease the ill effects of smoking by removing the harmful by-products. A typical vape pen is made up of the following primary components:

  • Mouthpiece
  • A storage area for the liquid aerosol also known as cartridge
  • The atomizer or the heating element
  • Battery
  • Microprocessor
  • The LED light (optional for some models)

A vape pen is usually activated by the inhaling activity of the smoker, which activates the heating element or atomizer. The atomizer then atomizes the cartridge to create aerosol smoke, thus giving the smoker an illusion of smoking and inhaling tobacco-induced smoke.

Types of Vape Pens
There are primarily four kinds of Vape Pens namely:

First Generation
They look just like a normal cigarette. Sometimes they look like a traditional pipe or cigar as well

Second Generation
They do not look like regular cigarettes at all. They are much bigger in size and consist of a tank and battery. The batteries are non-removable for these kinds of vape pens

Third Generating
A step higher than the second generation, the third generation vape pens essentially is made of mechanical battery sections (often called mods) and different voltage devices. They are constructed either on a metallic or heavy wooden base

Fourth Generation
The supreme product of the generation of vape pens, the fourth generation ones are equipped with components of higher technological advancement like devices that can control temperature and many others.

Difference between actual cigarettes and vape pens

As we progressed on the discussion, one can easily understand the primary difference between these two is the use of -actual tobacco in regular against that of tobacco-flavored aerosols in vape pens.
Apart from this one, the vape pens are heavier to hold as opposed to the regular sticks. Also, vape pens are battery-driven whereas simple ignited lighter or matchstick is enough to keep the regular ones lighted.

Even though the ill effects of smoking are drastically lessened by these vape pens, they cannot be deemed as completely harmless. A statutory warning has been issued in all outlets or websites selling these products that children, pregnant women, individuals with respiratory or any illness should avoid these products.