Back in 2015, the UK government announced a landmark report that made waves throughout vaping community. Commissioned by Public Health England, the report “E-Cigarettes: An Evidence Update” studied the impact of vaping on health and made recommendations regarding regulations and health advice. The report made several conclusions but the most stark and attention grabbing was that e-cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful than tobacco and that they can help smokers quit.
If you’re looking to quit smoking, vaping is one of the most effective and safest ways. Despite the presence of nicotine (itself not the harmful substance in tobacco), Public Health England even reported that it’s up to 95% healthier, without the carcinogens and toxins produced by traditional smoking. In fact, e-cigarettes are twice as effective as nicotine patches or gum at getting smokers to stop. Aside from the health benefits, vaping is also cheaper than smoking and gives you more options to customize.
Which Starter E Cig Kit Is Best For Me?
If you are new to vaping then which kit you go for is essential to get right in order to get the most out of your vaping experience. The below article will help you discover the best kit to suit your needs.
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.
What Exactly Does ‘Sub Ohm’ Mean?
In the world of vaping, the term ‘Sub Ohm’ comes up a lot. You will hear this question when you want to buy an e-liquid, where you will be asked “What device do you have? Is it sub ohm?”. You may be asked the question if you want to upgrade your kit, “would you like to go sub ohm?”. We explain what the term means below to help you get a basic understanding of what ‘sub ohm’ means.
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.
Tobacco Products Directive Regulations
What is the Tobacco Products Directive
The Tobacco Products Directive (‘TPD’) is a set of legislation which will affect the sale of electronic cigarettes when the TPD is implemented on 20 May 2016. You can view the full regulations on the following link http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32014L0040&from=EN
MatTek Study – Vaping has No Toxic Effect on Lungs
MatTek created human lung cells to determine any health risks associated with vaping an electronic cigarette. Their study fund that vapour and e cigarettes do not have any toxic effect on human lung cells. This research, funded by British American Tobacco, claims that inhaling nicotine in the form of vapour is as safe as breathing air.
Scientists used a robot to expose the lung cell replicas to tobacco smoke, e cigarette vapour and air. When exposed to traditional tobacco smoke for six hours all of the lung cells died. In contrast, when the lung cells were subjected to a continuous dose of e-liquid vapour the results found that the damage to the lung cells was “similar to that of air”.
The full news report about the findings of this study can be found on the following link: MatTek Vaping No Toxic Effect Study
Public Health England reports that Vaping is 95% Less Harmful than Tobacco Cigarettes
Public Health England has recently concluded that electronic cigarettes are significantly less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. Public Health England stated that e-cigarettes help smokers quit smoking.
E-Cigs Aren’t Addictive Says UK Poll of 10,000
According to the largest UK study of e-cigarette use among British teenagers very few actually become addicted to vaping.