If you were to walk into any e-cigarette store in the UK and ask the question ‘Is vaping safer than smoking’, every single one would tell you the same thing. Yes.
Cigarettes and lungs don’t exactly have the healthiest of relationships, and the same applies to the Tobacco industry and the British Lung Foundation.
When it comes to vaping, that relationship gets…complicated. Over the years both sides have been butting heads regarding legislation, research and much, much more.
But things are changing.
Smoking is a burden in more ways than you may think. Despite the obvious health risks, many of us can underestimate the cost of smoking, and how much it eats into our cash reserves over the course of a year.
The average UK smoker uses around 10-20 cigarettes a day, with each pack of 20 costing up to £11. In a year this adds up, hitting an estimated spend of around £3500 per annum. That's one hell of a lot of money!
A new study has shown that E-cigarettes are up to 97% safer than conventional smoking.
In a study funded by Cancer Research UK and performed by the department of epidemiology and public health at UCL, it was found that long term vapers have significantly lower toxic and carcinogenic substances in their body when compared to smokers.