Is Vaping healthier than Smoking?
This is one of the biggest questions when it comes to switching from smoking over to vaping. The good news is that all the evidence says yes, vaping is healthier than smoking cigarettes. In fact, Public Health England say that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking cigarettes! It can also work out much cheaper than cigarettes too! Win win!
Health Related Vaping FAQ's
Yes! Don’t take it from us, Public Health England declared in 2015 that E-Cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking. They have since said vaping is more than 95% safer than smoking. So regardless of the money you can save, it is worth switching for your health.
There has been plenty of press about the risks of second-hand vaping but is it actually a big deal? Well, according to the science no. A 2012 study published in Inhalation Toxicology found that E-Cigarettes produce very small exposure compared to tobacco cigarettes. They also found that there was no risk to human health from E-Cigarette emissions.
Nicotine is a very addictive substance but is essentially harmless. Almost all of the harm from smoking comes from other toxins and chemicals which are found in cigarettes.
Popcorn lung is a rare lung condition which was linked to Popcorn factory workers because of a link with diacetyl. This substance is banned for use in vape liquid in the UK, and there is no evidence that E-Cigarettes cause popcorn lungs.
There has been some press about vape batteries blowing up. Provided you charge your batteries correctly, you should have no issue with your vape battery. They are all CE approved and have cut offs in case they go wrong. The stories from the press are about mech mods which have no regulation, and if they are not in the hands of an expert user, can cause issues. To ensure you charge your batteries correctly, use a battery charger, like the Nitecore ones we sell on our site and in our shops. If you are charging via a USB wire, make sure that the plug or outlet you use is 1A output or less, this will charge the battery at the same rate. If you have external batteries, like 18650’s, make sure the wrap is complete and always put them in a case when you’re carrying them in your pocket. So long as you follow these steps you should have no issues.
The UK vape industry is regulated by the MHRA under TPD regulations which were brought in a few years ago. A couple of examples of rules are: Minimum standards for quality and safety of E-Cigarettes and E-Liquids. 10ml max volume for a vape liquid with nicotine in. Restrict E-Liquids to a maximum nicotine strength of 20mg.