The E-cigarette was originally invented to assist smoking cessation. The principle is that the nicotine-containing tobacco liquid is heated and atomized to generate steam for the user to inhale to take up nicotine.
Therefore, in essence, e-cigarettes, like “nicotine patches” and “nicotine chewing gum”, provide users with a new nicotine intake method while avoid inhaling toxic and harmful substances such as carbon monoxide and tar.
This is also the “nicotine replacement therapy” advocated by the World Health Organization, which allows smokers with cigarette addiction to obtain nicotine in a relatively safer way to achieve the goal of gradually quit smoking.
The biggest difference between E-cigarettes and other nicotine replacement products is that they completely mimic the characteristics of cigarettes, have real cigarette taste, and even look very similar to cigarettes.
This not only provides the user with nicotine intake to meet the physiological craving, but also satisfies the user’s “mental addiction”, that is to say, the use scene of the cigarette and the electronic cigarette are highly coincident, and the user can “seamlessly switch”.
However, e-cigarettes, which are also “nicotine substitutes”, have different fates from other products. Even WHO, which strongly advocates nicotine substitution, does not recognize E-cigarettes as effective in smoke cessation. Countries also apply to E-cigarettes. More stringent restrictions, especially the use of E-cigarettes by young people in recent years, have caused huge controversy.
Although the definition of E-cigarette products is not clear in most countries and regions at present, it is undeniable that “nicotine” is inextricably linked with “tobacco”. Many people who tried E-cigarette for the first time would ask “Does electronic cigarettes contain nicotine?”, “Isn’t nicotine as harmful as cigarettes?”
Especially in areas where tobacco harm is generally ignored, what the public knows is that only theoretically “nicotine poison” and “nicotine in a cigarette can kill a horse”, the times are progressing, technology is Innovation, products are iterative, but the public’s knowledge growth in this area has not kept pace with the development of science and technology.
At present, the positioning of E-cigarettes in China is also unclear for the time being. Although many brands have begun to call their products “atomized smoke”, the fact that nicotine is contained in tobacco liquid cannot be changed. If relevant control measures are introduced, E-cigarettes will be included. In the category of tobacco products, the domestic E-cigarette market will face a huge transformation. If that day really comes, where will the e-cigarette go?
In fact, in the process of e-cigarette development, the nicotine problem also plagues the industry, not only the risk of “Touching the red line”, but also the concept of “health”.
Previously, E-cigarettes were in the “big vape era”, so the effect was not obvious. Nowadays, e-cigarettes have entered the “small vape era” in an all-around way, and this “contradiction” has become increasingly prominent.
If e-cigarettes want to go further, the future must be parted ways with nicotine!
Because even if E-cigarettes are not included in tobacco regulation as tobacco products, because they contain nicotine, they are subject to a lot of restrictions in the manufacturing, sales and distribution, and in the promotion.
In the United States, there must be warnings on E-cigarette products to remind consumers that the product contains nicotine.
Young people use JUUL e-cigarettes to cause nicotine addiction, and many parents have filed legal proceedings.
Because of nicotine, E-cigarettes have to be subject to the same controls as cigarettes, and are considered to be as harmful as cigarettes in the public, and even more harmful than cigarettes.
Nicotine, a big obstacle on the road of e-cigarette development, we don’t know what will happen when the road narrows in the future, but the day will come for certain.
South Korea and Japan banned nicotine in E-cigarette oil, and so is Taiwan. The legally sold E-cigarette can only be 0mg of nicotine. The only way to get nicotine E-liquid has to go underground.
Once China introduces e-cigarette products into tobacco product regulation, it will be a fatal blow to the domestic market.
Because nicotine is highly toxic, procurement and production must be qualified and licensed. There is a case in the Chinese court online: a company in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province has produced a variety of smoking cessation products, the appearance of which is the same as ordinary cigarettes, which has two different modes which can be ignited or not.
At the beginning of 2016, Zhengzhou Tobacco Monopoly Bureau seized its smoking cessation products and sent samples to 6 smoking cessation products. The identification results showed that the product contained nicotine (nicotine), so it was judged as cigarette. Subsequently, the general manager of the company, Yi Tao, was sentenced to five years in prison for illegal business operations and fined 300,000 yuan.
The National Tobacco Quality Supervision and Inspection Center issued a certificate of identification for the samples of six smoking cessation products sent by the Zhengzhou Tobacco Monopoly Bureau.
6 proofs of identification are considered: The leaf of the sample involved was analyzed and tested. In the samples of 6 smoking cessation products sent by the Tobacco Monopoly Bureau, the nicotine content of the leaves was 3.07mg/g, 1.94mg/g, 2.20mg/g, 3.38mg/g, 1.88mg. /g, 1.94 mg/g, thereby determining that the leaf of the sample contained tobacco; the air permeability of the sample wrapping paper conformed to the characteristics of the cigarette paper; the sample had the appearance characteristics of the cigarette product. According to the provisions of tobacco and tobacco products, cigarette papers, and cigarettes, the sample to be tested has the characteristics of a cigarette product and is judged to be a cigarette.
The prosecution found in the indictment Yi Tao used cigarette paper, filters and tobacco equipment to produce cigarette products containing tobacco ingredients and sold them, knowing that the company had no tobacco production or sales license.
On August 30, 2016, the Jinshui District Procuratorate filed a public prosecution against the Jinshui District Court. On October 30, 2017, the Jinshui District Court made the first-instance judgment: the defendant Yi Tao violated the state regulations and engaged in the state-specific tobacco production and sales without permission, disrupting the market order, and the circumstances were particularly serious. His behavior constituted an illegal business operation. The defendant Yi Tao was sentenced to five years in prison and fined RMB 300,000.
In2019, driven by capital, new e-cigarette brands have emerged, and the Chinese domestic e-cigarette market is about to usher in unprecedented growth. At this critical moment, for the sake of public health consumer right, relevant departments will pay more attention to the related issues of E-cigarettes, and the “E-cigarette national standard” will also be introduced this year, which further expands the possibility of upgrading E-cigarette supervision.
Under the international and domestic environment, the best way out for E-cigarettes in the future is to completely abandon nicotine and achieve true “health.”
A few years ago, the “A&D E-cigarette” was actually a non-nicotine product, and some 0 nicotine e-cigarettes used “collagen” and “vitamin” as selling points, but the actual effect was not good because they abandoned the soul of E-cigarette “Nicotine”. Any product that can only meet a single demand is imperfect. For example, nicotine patch, nicotine gum, although it can provide nicotine, it can not alleviate “mental addiction”.
If the E-cigarette is separated from nicotine and can only satisfy the “mental addiction” and cannot satisfy the physiological addiction, this product is destined to fail.
In fact, people have never stopped looking for a real “nicotine replacement”. With the development of science and technology, more and more companies are paying attention to “nicotine replacement”. There are many in the 2019 Shenzhen Electronic Cigarette Industry Expo. Related products, the “0 nicotine” ESUN S developed by the Chinese brand “Yistar” successfully used the other alternatives and technologies to realize the “nicotine-free” small vape products.
Gippro has also developed a product that replaces nicotine with “caffeine”.
Coincidentally, Shenzhen “Tengta fermentation Technology Co., Ltd.” has developed a “fermentation liquid” addition technology after more than ten years of research with its strong medical background. In the absence of nicotine, it can provide users with “satisfaction”. Through the national inspection and identification, we have obtained detailed non-toxic substance certification, and studied the electronic cigarette oil technology from the perspective of the human body and medicine, and pioneered the electronic cigarette industry.
Technology is the foundation of industrial innovation. Just like a small smoke device, everything is just empty talk without the support of atomization technology. The combination of ceramic atomization technology and nicotine salt technology provides the necessary conditions for the leap of small smoke products.
Nowadays, the development of e-liquid technology has made it possible to get E-cigarettes out of nicotine. I believe that in the near future, E-cigarettes that do not contain nicotine really “healthy”, from “nicotine replacement” to “substitute nicotine” will become mainstream. It is time to say goodbye to Nicotine!