Read These Things To Learn More About Vaping If You’re Considering Giving Up Smoking
Just so we clear the air… Vaping is not risk-free, but it is far less harmful than smoking. Public Health England reported that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking but only switch to vaping if you are a smoker, if not, then we advise you not to start vaping when you are considering giving up smoking cigarettes.
The United States Lung Injury Outbreak:
In August 2019, there was an emergency outbreak of cases in the United States that linked with serious lung injuries which were allegedly caused by vaping. The outbreak caused 68 deaths and the reason behind it wasn’t immediately clear.
It is believed to have been a “bad batch” of illicit cannabis vaping products. This caused regulators around the world to take nicotine products such as e-cigarettes off the shelves however, traditional cigarettes remained.
It has been identified that the “primary cause” of the outbreak was Vitamin E acetate which has been banned from UK regulated nicotine-containing e-cigarettes.
Heart Disease Linking to Vaping?
A study reported that vapers had the same risk of heart disease as smokers (the report has been withdrawn), the report was withdrawn as the study didn’t take into consideration that most vapers that were involved were actually current or former smokers.
Recently, a randomised control trial measured the vascular effects of smokers that made the conversion to vaping which generated encouraging results. Those who switched to vaping from smoking experienced the largest health improvements.
Only one in three adults in England know that vaping is less harmful than smoking. The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) in 2018, found evidence that suggests vaping is “far less harmful” than smoking.
Public Health England’s 2015 independent evidence report, concluded that: “While vaping may not be 100% safe, most of the chemicals causing smoking-related disease are absent and the chemicals which are present pose limited danger.”
Is Nicotine Harmful?
Four out of ten smokers and ex-smokers think that nicotine causes most of the smoking-related cancers. This information couldn’t be any more wrong! Evidence shows that nicotine carries minimal risk of harm to health. Nicotine plays the addictive part in the whole scenario which keeps people coming back for more… The nicotine is not harmful to health, the thousands of other chemicals contained in cigarette smoke cause almost all the harm.
Do E-cigarette’s help conversions?
A UK funded clinical trial involving nearly 900 participants, found that using an e-cigarette was twice as effective at helping smokers quit compared to smokers using alternative nicotine replacements.
Evidence is clear that second-hand smoke is harmful which is why in the UK, the laws prohibit smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces. The laws do not cover vaping which means that organisations are free to make their own decisions whether vaping on their premises is legal or illegal. Be sure to ask before vaping in a private place.
E-liquid is typically composed of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerine (VG), flavourings and nicotine.
Tobacco Product Directive (TPD)
The UK has established regulations for e-cigarettes. Under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR), e-liquid containing nicotine are subject to minimum standards of quality and safety. In addition, packaging and labelling are required in order to provide consumers with the information needed.
We are on hand to offer advice if you’re considering giving up smoking. We are available to consult you either by phone, in store or live chat via our website.
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