Are e-cigarettes safe?
Public Health England have found e-cigarettes to be 95% less harmful than smoking. The vapour that e-cigarettes produce does not contain the countless harmful substances found in tobacco smoke, such as tar and carbon monoxide. Although e-liquids can contain nicotine, this is not a cancer-causing substance and actually has an effect on the body similar to caffeine.
A study from the University of Catania recently found that making the switch from smoking to vaping can help restore your lungs natural defenses against infection, allowing the smoke-damaged cilia cells to regain function.
E-cigarettes are backed by a number of public health organisations including Public Health England and the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence, with the Department of Health and Social Care recently announcing that e-cigarettes could potentially be made available on prescription from the NHS in years to come.