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Cancer Research UK's Answers Top E-Cig Questions

Cancer Research UK's Answers Top E-Cig Questions

Cancer Research had their doctor answer some of the most common questions being asked about UK E-Cigarettes.

In the last year or two electronic cigarettes have got a mixed reaction from the medical world. The WHO (World Health Organisation) being largely negative towards e-cigarettes while Public Health England declaring that e-cigarettes are at least 95% safer than smoking cigarettes.

Any way you look at it though, E-Cigarettes have become a popular way of stopping smoking. So much so that Cancer Research UK released the top 10 questions about e-cigs they're asked, and had them answered by Dr McEwen.

In the article Dr. McEwen discusses the most common questions, like their safety and how expensive they are.

We've answered some of these questions before (if you are wondering though, e-cigarettes are much better then smoking and  they are much cheaper than smoking, click on the links if you want to see more) but there were less asked questions that are perhaps even more important to answer.

Is Nicotine Dangerous?

It has always been a common misconception that nicotine was the dangerous ingredient in tobacco. After all cigarettes were the only place you got nicotine and cigarettes were dangerous, it just made sense. For many people then they are one and the same. In the doctor’s words however:

Dr McEwen: "Nicotine doesn’t cause smoking-related diseases, such as cancers and heart disease, but it is addictive. However, there’s a common misconception that you can overdose on nicotine using e-cigarettes. But you are in no danger of poisoning yourself, nor have there been any cases of overdose from inhaling the nicotine-containing fluid that an e-cigarette vaporises, known as e-liquid. So you can use your e-cigarette as often as you need to help manage nicotine withdrawal and urges to smoke.

Much the same as with Nicotine Replacement Therapy, if you do have more nicotine than you’re used to, then you might feel a little nauseous or lightheaded, both of which pass quickly. If this happens, just reduce the level of nicotine in the e-liquid that you buy, or use the e-cigarette less."

Is Second-Hand Vapour From E-Cigarettes Dangerous?

With e-cigarettes legally allowed to be used inside and allowed anywhere, it is important to put this question to rest. We've all heard how bad 2nd hand smoke is, it's natural to worry about vapour. The good news though is that e-cig vapour is harmless!

Dr McEwen: "Unlike second-hand smoke from cigarettes – which is known to cause cancer – there’s no evidence that second-hand e-cigarette vapour is dangerous to others. Some studies have found traces of toxic chemicals in second-hand vapour, but at such low levels that they’re not harmful to those around you. E-cigarettes aren’t recommended for use by non-smokers and children.

Vapour from e-cigs then is miles better than the smoke produced by a cigarette, and won't affect those around you . The article didn't even go into the fact that there is so little nicotine in the vapour that you could stand in a room full of e-cig users for days and you would still breathe in a fraction of a cigarette's nicotine.

Do E-Cigarettes Produce Harmful Chemicals Or Blow Up?

Dr McEwen: "Some studies have found chemicals in e-cigarette vapour that are known to cause health problems. But these studies have tended to use artificial conditions, and when good quality e-cigarettes are used normally (e.g. not overheated), there are far fewer harmful chemicals present in the vapour than in tobacco smoke. If the e-liquid is being overheated it tends to produce an acrid, unpleasant taste – you’ll know if this happens.

As with any rechargeable device, such as mobile phones and laptops, it’s important to charge e-cigarettes with the right charger, and don’t leave it unattended while charging. Ensure that you buy from reputable suppliers and avoid generic charging equipment. There have been reported cases of e-cigarettes causing fires, but far fewer than the number caused by cigarettes, which are the most common cause of lethal house fires.”

With any new technology there is always the worry that it will have unintended consequences. But that’s the thing about the e-cig, a lot of the technology has been around for a long time. After all the batteries used in e-cigs have been around for at least 10 years at this point! Lithium ion batteries have even been proven to be some of the safest batteries around.


So if you want to make the switch, try a SMOKO E-Cigarette and see if it can help you.

To read the whole Cancer research article click here.


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