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An Introduction to UK’s Vaping Industry

Introduction to UK’s Vaping Industry

The first modern e-cigarette was created in the 2000s but in just under twenty years vaping has exploded to become a global industry worth billions. As innovation continues to flood the market, demand is ever-increasing, with both physical and online shops thriving.

There are three countries leading the pack in terms of fondness for vaping: the US, Japan, and—of course—the UK.

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Vaping ‘Far Safer’ Than Cigarettes

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Vaping ‘Far Safer’ Than Cigarettes

A long-term study into the effects of vaping on the health of ex smokers has found that vaping is far safer than tobacco cigarettes. The study looked at individuals six months after replacing smoking tobacco cigarettes for vaping, and found that the vapers had far fewer toxins and cancer causing substances than smokers. For example, one chemical highly associated with lung cancer, was found to be at 97% lower levels in the vapers than in the smokers.

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E Cigarette Ban Lifted by Nottingham Hospital Trust

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E Cigarette Ban Lifted by Nottingham Hospital Trust

In 2014 Nottingham Hospital Trust had banned the use of e cigarettes on its grounds. After considering the recommendations of Public Health England in 2015, NHS England recommended that vaping should not be banned by hospital trusts or prisons. Nottingham Hospital Trust has now lifted its ban and now permits vaping in the hospital grounds.

 

The full article can be read on the following link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-36274861

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E Cigarettes to be Prescribed by the NHS

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E Cigarettes to be Prescribed by the NHS

In 2015 the BBC news reported that electronic cigarettes are 95% safer than tobacco cigarettes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33978603 The BBC also reported that GP’s were unable to prescribe them on the NHS at that time.

 

Since then in 2016, the UK medicines regulator, the MHRA, have issued a licence which enables electronic cigarettes to be prescribed by the NHS and marketed as a smoking cessation product. This will enable doctors to prescribe a brand of e cigarettes to smokers through the NHS, as reported in the Sunday Times http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article4531500.ece

 

For a larger variety of electronic cigarette or e liquid products, have a browse of the Vapour Days store online or visit the Bristol electronic cigarette shop on the Middle Floor of the Galleries Shopping Centre.