Are there any risks associated with e-cigarettes?
Almost 3 million people in Great Britain use e-cigarettes and this number continues to rise. 23% of ex-smokers now admit to using an e-cigarette, according to ash.com.
The general consensus among scientists and governing health authorities is that e-cigs and e-liquid pose a fraction of the risk to our health than do cigarettes. An e-cig can even be an effective means of quitting smoking.
In the UK, the safety and quality of the safest e-cig brands are tightly regulated.
It’s true that no e-cig is completely risk-free, but because of the stringent controls on their manufacture, e-cigs are generally considered safer.
E-cigs don’t produce tar or carbon monoxide, both of which are the most harmful particulates found in tobacco smoke. The liquid and vapour contain some potentially harmful chemicals (especially liquid that is flavoured around a ‘cream’ theme) but they have far lower levels than those seen of tobacco smoke.
Public Health England’s 2015 independent evidence review found that vaping is around 95% less harmful than smoking.
The Royal College of Physicians reported similar findings in a recent report, and the NHS has even suggested making e-cigs available on prescription.
There have been instances of e-cigarettes exploding but these are, thankfully, rare occurrences. As with all rechargeable electrical equipment, to practice safe charging and to use the device sensibly will minimise the risk of something going wrong.
You should buy your e-cigarette products from a reputable dealer.
For more information on e-cigarettes, please go to www.vplus1.com
Post time: May-23-2022