Is Vaping Better For My Lungs?
Is Vaping Better For My Lungs?
There's no doubt e-cigarettes and vaping is a much healthier option compared to smoking, in fact it's 95% better than smoking tobacco.
Compared to smoking, vaping is a relatively new launch to the consumer market place and is an area with great interest to academics, scientists, health professionals and the media alike. And with something new, there often comes great speculation and an abundance of critics. With new products launching year upon year, from different flavoured e-liquids to the type of pod you use to vape, people want to know ‘Is It Ok?’. So hopefully, after reading this article, you will feel more informed and more comfortable if you are already vaping or if you’re considering vaping.
It’s safe to say that you’re more than likely have already heard or even read some articles about vaping and e-liquids . (This was also probably negative press too).
Currently in the UK, vaping is 100% legal and readily available both in stores and online. Just like anything, there is going to be some risk attached to whatever you’re going to be putting into your body. It’s just like having a balanced diet, as long as you monitor what you consume and don’t go overboard, you will be fine. We can confidently say that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking, but like anything, it can still pose some risks.
We like to be completely transparent with our customers and want to educate them as well as those outside the vaping industry. So that’s why we’re here to tell you the facts.
In the UK, we have some of the strictest regulations for e-cigarettes in the world. Anything we put to market, always has to meet a minimum standard of quality and safety before we can even start advertising, never mind selling. Whenever we introduce a new product or ammend one, we must notify the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), with information detailing the specific list of all ingredients.
Unlike smoking, e-cigarettes do not contain tar or carbon monoxide, which make up some of the most harmful elements in a cigarette. No burning, means no smoke and no tobacco.
We can also safely say, there is no passive smoking when it comes to vaping. Unlike second hand smoke that you get with normal cigarettes, e-cigarettes pose no health risk due to passive vaping. All you are doing when you’re vaping is heating and creating a vapour from a solution that contains nicotine. Even in some cases, you won’t be vaping nicotine at all, simply flavourings, vegetable glycerin and propylene glycerin.
Research also shows that using electronic cigarettes can also help you to quit too! It’s the UKs most popular quitting aid and thanks to the work from a major clinical trial here in the UK, this found that a standard e-cigarette was twice as effective at helping smokers to quit compared with the quitters’ choice of combination nicotine replacement therapy.
Overall, vaping and e-cigarettes come under a very grey area and it is key that more research and funding be pumped into this sector to give our customers more clarity. As these products haven’t been around for such a lengthy period of time, it is not clear the effects they can have on the body in the long run. All we can do is present the facts and data we currently have and ensure our products are as safe as can be. Tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes are not the same product, and shouldn’t be treated the same. We want people to be well informed and aware of any such risks involved with vaping. Unlike tobacco cigarettes which are a direct link to cancer and can cause a multitude of health problems and diseases, at this time, it is not possible to say that e-cigarettes definitely cause lung cancer or any other medical conditions.