MANY smokers have swapped traditional cigarettes for e-cigs in recent year - and now there are calls to relax the rules around vaping. Vaping devices are designed with the goal of helping smokers quit and are billed as a healthier alternative. Here's all the info on vaping and e-cigarettes... What is vaping? Vaping is the process of smoking e-cigarettes, allowing a person to inhale nicotine without other harmful substances in tobacco. The term is used as e-cigarettes do not produce smoke - instead releasing a vapour. The vapour is produced from a material such as an e-liquid. Millions of Brits now get their nicotine hit via e-cigarettes, and they are growing in popularity. What is an e-cigarette? E-cigarette is another name for electronic cigarette. It is a handheld device that gives you the same feeling as smoking a normal tobacco cigarette. The first modern e-cigs were developed by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik who wanted to create a safer alternative to smoking. E-liquid is the mixture … [Read more...] about Are e-cigarettes bad for you, what are the laws on vaping and is it safer than regular tobacco?
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E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than conventional cigarettes and shouldn't be regulated in the same way, according to a report by MPs. The government is missing an opportunity to "tackle a major cause of death in the UK" by failing to encourage smokers to switch to the alternative, the MPs warned,Misconceptions about e-cigarettes include that they are a "gateway" to smoking and that they pose a significant risk through second-hand inhalation, both of which were found to be not true by parliament's science and technology committee.Almost three million people in the UK use e-cigarettes, roughly 470,000 of whom are using them to help them quit, with tens of thousands doing so successfully each year.This is being overlooked by the NHS, they said, which spends approximately £2.6bn a year on people who smoke conventional cigarettes.The MPs are calling for the government to consider risk-based regulation to allow more freedom to advertise e-cigarettes as the relatively less harmful … [Read more...] about Government must stop overlooking ‘95% less harmful’ e-cigarettes, say MPs
News / UK and world by Press Association August 17, 2018, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed to help accelerate already declining smoking rates, MPs have said. Vaping is less harmful than conventional smoking and the two should not be treated as the same, according to a report by the Science and Technology Committee. There should be an urgent review to make it easier for e-cigarettes to be made available on prescription, “wider debate” on vaping in public spaces, and greater freedom for the industry to advertise the devices as a less harmful option for smokers, they said. An end to the ban on “snus”, an oral tobacco product which is illegal in the UK under EU regulations, should also be considered after Brexit, according to the report. Norman Lamb, chairman of the committee, said: “E-cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes, but … [Read more...] about E-cigarettes can be key weapon in battle against smoking, insist MPs
An explosion from an electronic cigarette has killed a man in St. Petersburg, Florida, according to authorities who are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.Tallmadge D'Elia, 38, was found dead this month after a fire alarm went off at his home and officers arrived on the scene, according to his autopsy report. Officials found him with a wound to his top lip area and areas of burns to his body. His death has been ruled accidental.The cause of death is identified as a projectile wound to the head, Bill Pellan, director of investigations at the Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office, said Tuesday.The projectile was from a section of an e-cigarette. The autopsy noted that the e-cigarette was manufactured by Smok-E Mountain and was a "mod" type device.E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that produce an aerosol by heating a liquid, usually containing nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Users … [Read more...] about Florida man dies in e-cigarette explosion, police say
MANY smokers have swapped traditional cigarettes for of e-cigs in recent years. Vaping devices are designed with the goal of helping smokers quit and are billed as a healthier alternative. Here's all the info on vaping and e-cigarettes... What is vaping? Vaping is the process of smoking e-cigarettes, allowing a person to inhale nicotine without other harmful substances in tobacco. Millions of Brits now get their nicotine hit via the devices, and they are growing in popularity. The first modern e-cigarettes were developed by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik who wanted to create a safer alternative to smoking. E-cigs and vaping pens come with a tiny sensor and computer chip that activate a heater, which warms up the nicotine inside every time a person takes a draw. When the liquid nicotine warms up it vapourises, creating a vapour that users can then suck through the mouthpiece. But, e-cigarettes are still relatively new, and much more research is needed to explore the true effect they have on … [Read more...] about Is vaping bad for you, what are the e-cigarette laws and are they safer than regular tobacco?