Public Health England Insist that Vaping is Safer

As part of Public Health England’s (PHE) Health Harms Campaign, a nauseating new video has been released detailing the grizzly effects that smoking tobacco has compared to that of the vapour from e cigarettes.

If you vape, you will undoubtedly be aware of the advantages that e cigarettes hold over their traditional tobacco-based counterparts – more money, an improved sense of health, less time spent out in the cold just to get your nicotine hit…the list goes on. Despite the tangible benefits on offer, of some 6 million smokers in England almost half (44%) wrongly believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking or that they are unaware of the significantly lower risk that vaping has on their health (22%).

The Damadge Tobacco Has On Your Body

Representing a month’s worth of smoking and vaping, scientists Dr Lion Shahab and Dr Rosemary Leonard compare the smoke of a cigarette versus the vapour produced from an e cigarette while using cotton wool buds to represent what might happen inside our bodies. We all know that smoking is bad and as we are sure you will, of course, concur, the evidence from the experiment is frightful, to say the least.

Expectedly, the chamber of cotton buds subjected to the tobacco smoke is doused and covered in sticky black tar – far from a good thing to be taking place within our bodies.

In comparison, the chamber of cotton wool buds that were met with the vapour from the e-cigs appeared free from any such stain with an area in the middle of cotton wool buds being damp at best as the only kind resulting consequence.

Vaping is 95% Less Harmful than Smoking

While not completely risk-free, the video recently published by PHE is both a sobering and a startling visual representation that backs up their declaration in 2015 that e cigarettes are up to 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco and that vaping has the potential to help smokers become smoke-free.

Conducting the experiment, smoking cessation academic Dr Lion Shahab commented:

“Research we and others have conducted shows that vaping is much less harmful than smoking and that using e cigarettes on a long-term basis is relatively safe, similar to using licensed nicotine products, like nicotine patches or gum. Using e cigarettes or nicotine replacement such as patches or gum will boost your chances of quitting successfully.”

More Education On E cigarettes Needed 

Despite an estimated 2.5 million vapers in England having successfully quit smoking with the help of e cigarettes, it is clear that more education and information is needed to help the 44% of smokers understand that vaping is a much less harmful alternative to the toxic and life-threatening habit of smoking cigarettes.

Director of Health Improvement at PHE, Professor John Newton said:

“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. We need to reassure smokers that switching to an e cigarette would be much less harmful than smoking.”

From contracting ‘popcorn lung’ to vaporizers pulverising homes, myths and the false rumours that surround e cigs are a prevalent thing which can at times be something of a struggle to arrest, quell and quash. Various advertising limitations imposed on the e cigarette industry mean that it can be difficult to convey the positive impact that e cigarettes have on so many ex-smokers lives’, which in turn can make it difficult to convince the naysayers otherwise that vaping is a far less harmful habit.

Know someone that smokes? Forward them this blog, show them the video, and give them the low down on all things e cigs, e juice and more – they’ll thank you later when they’re a vaper.

Save Money & Switch to E-cigarettes this New year

Women inserts coin in to piggy bank to save money

‘Tis  the season to inadvertently relinquish your life savings to Father Christmas! From Christmas cards to Christmas crackers and festive food to fabulous presents, there’s no escaping how expensive the seasonal splurge can be. Smoker? The chances are, what with countless Christmas gatherings and office parties to attend to, the opportunity to smoke more than your fair share of tobacco is one you casually and causally meet with open arms. A Christmas list as long as your arm and umpteen packets of cigarettes later and the balance of one’s bank account may be a little on the bleak side. Ready to start saving money? Ditch the cigarettes and switch to vaping and you could well be on your way to saving yourself a pretty penny in the foreseeable future.

How much do E-cigarettes Cost?

Where a typical pack of 20 cigarettes might cost somewhere in the region of £10 – £12, Vapour2 starter kits cost £19.99 and come with 4 different flavoured e-liquid cartridges. Each individual cartridge provides you with the equivalent of a pack of 20 cigarettes, which means that at the very least you may be saving £20 straight away.

Once you’ve found your vaping feet so to speak and have identified the best flavour and nicotine strength to suit your needs, you may want to invest in some refillable cartridges and multipacks of your favourite flavoured e-liquids.

Refillable cartridges (£4.99 – £8.31 per cartridge) are suitable for between 45 – 60 refills and a single bottle of 10ml premium quality e-liquid (£5.99) will contain enough to refill your cartridge 10 times or more. This is a great way to further keep costs down and to keep that piggy bank plump.

Buying your kit and e liquid isn’t necessarily the same as buying your standard pack of cigarettes and there exists a world of vaping paraphernalia that if you’re not careful could lead you down a fairly costly route. We would always recommend to purchase a starter kit to introduce yourselves to vaping. This way you can find a flavour that works for you and evolve and upgrade your vaping equipment along the way as you see fit.

How Much Money will I Save by Switching to E-cigarettes?

Depending on your habits your choice of devices and accessories, the amount of money you will save by switching to vaping will of course differ. If you smoke 20 a day, you could be spending anything from £310 to £375 a month on cigarettes. However, vaping the equivalent number may cost you just under £40 for the month (£19.99 Vapour2 Vape Pen including one refillable tank+ £19.99 for 3 x 10ml e-liquid). That’s a whopping saving of over £250 in just one month!

Healthier Bank Balance, Healthier You

As well as saving yourself a small fortune by switching to vaping, you may potentially be saving your own life too! In 2017, smoking-related deaths accounted for 16% of all adult fatalities in the UK. In 2015 Public Health England published an independent report stating that e-cigarettes are up to 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco and that they have the potential to help smokers become smoke-free.