Difference of quality E-liquids
More and more people are asking questions about the safety of vaping products, so I wanted to share with you some interesting views on vaping compared to smoking.
The UK Health Minister estimates that e-cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful than smoking. I believe we can trust the UK government, however, recent press articles have raised legitimate issues about the safety of some vaping products.
Indeed, there are flavouring compositions that can release harmful chemicals into the vapour. A lot of US manufacturers use food flavourings, of which diacetyl is a common ingredient, for the preparation of E-liquids. In the EU however, diacetyl is on a list of banned compounds for E-Liquids that is part of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
The UK government is launching a new campaign to try to convince the UK’s smokers that vaping is not as harmful as smoking and a good way to quit, in a bid to counter the scepticism generated by some scientific studies and media headlines.
Public Health England (PHE), which maintains that vaping is 95% less harmful than tobacco, is releasing a short video of an experiment which reveals the amount of sticky black tar that accumulates in the lungs of a heavy smoker, collected in a bell jar. By contrast, the same nicotine intake through vaping releases only a trace of residue.
“It would be tragic if thousands of smokers who could quit with the help of an e-cigarette are being put off due to false fears about safety,” said Prof John Newton, director of health improvement at PHE.
“We need to reassure smokers that switching to an e-cigarette would be much less harmful than smoking. This demonstration highlights the devastating harms caused by every cigarette and helps people see that vaping is likely to pose only a fraction of the risk.”
I’ve started vaping and it’s the most millennial – and mystifying – thing I’ve ever done