Have you tried vaping?
Recently, there has been a number of debates regarding the safety of e-cigarettes. Few claims have been made that they are as poisonous as traditional cigarettes. However, many reported that e-cigarettes help smokers to reduce their cigarette intake and eventually- stop smoking.
So is it harmful to our body or effective in terms of smoking cessation?
To begin with, e-cigarettes are not cigarettes as they don’t contain tobacco. The real harm from tobacco comes from the combustion process which releases thousands of toxic compounds known as tar. However, as e-cigarettes have no tobacco and no combustion, they release no tar.
According to Public Health England, e-cigarettes are not risk free but are 95% less harmful than cigarettes.
Does this mean that e-cigarettes are safe?
As e-cigarettes are relatively new innovations, more research is needed especially on long term effects.
We hear countless stories of people taking up vaping to eventually quit smoking. A research done by Oxford Journals even suggested that e-cigarettes could reduce smoking-related deaths by 21%. That’s thousands of lives every year.
What do you think of e-cigarettes?
Would you consider switching from smoking to vaping?