OK, so you may have seen a lot of hype in the media recently, of scare stories of multiple deaths in the USA. Please note, that there is an agenda in the USA for vaping to fail as a method of Tobacco Harm Reduction.
Here, in the UK, it has been accepted for several years that vaping is the most effective method of smoking cessation. Public Health England are in full support, and the Royal College of Physicians (with a membership of 36,000 professionals) produced a report outlining that vaping is over 95% safer than smoking.
Does that mean it's safe? No. Nothing is safe. You can walk down the street and fall down a manhole. You can get hit by a bus. You can have an allergic reaction to a peanut. Nothing is safe. but it has been proven to be SAFER than smoking regular combustible cigarettes. You get that? SAFER.
If you're thinking of stopping smoking, there are several methods, but vaping is the most successful, as it still fulfills the nicotine addiction and hand-to-mouth routine. Vaping also allows you to reduce your nicotine intake. So, you could (if you wanted) reduce your liquid strength all the way down to zero! (and yes, there are MANY ex-smokers who vape liquid with zero nicotine).
Ok, so let's hit you with some resources to get you thinking positively. Here's what a few companies have to say.
Here's what Cancer Research UK are saying...
Cancer Research UK
And Public Health England show what's going into your lungs if you smoke.
Public Health England
Here's the reason why the UK are more aware of the opportunities of vaping.
Public Health England (Regulator Watch)
Yes, the UK Government is fully behind vaping & e-cigarettes.
Public Health England - CNBC
So, hopefully, you get it - Safer. Less harmful.
Here's a simple, well explained example of vaping.
BBC London News
Here's a snippet from a BBC documentary
BBC Horizon - BBC2 - E-Cigarettes: Miracle or Menace?
OK, so, want to dig deeper? Welcome to the fifth estate.
Welcome back Big tobacco ?
CIRCLE OF DEATH on floor at BAT
Have some skepticism on whether "Big Tobacco" can be trusted? Vaping was common well before the big tobacco companies decided to join the band wagon.
There are many other companies that produce e-cigarettes and vaping solutions.
Here's where my personal input comes in:- come from under the umbrella of the big tobacco companies and buy an open system or closed system from a non-tobacco company.
(JUUL, Blu, Vype are all owned by tobacco companies - Do you trust them? I don't.)