This weekend Leicester Lung Cancer specialist nurses are taking to the streets to teach people about the benefits of e-cigarettes
The move was inspired by National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and their aim is to educate people about the dangers of cigarettes, and how electronic cigarettes can help.
They want to help people to understand the early signs of lung cancer and the impact that cigarettes can have on your long-term health.
It has been proven for decades that cigarettes are almost inseparable and one of the leading causes of lung cancer. More than 86% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking, either directly or by 2nd hand smoke.
In fact 2nd hand smoke is linked to around 1 in 5 lung cancers in non smokers!
That's why the nurses from University Hospitals of Leicester are spreading the word about the benefits of e-cigarettes as an alternative.
As e-cigarettes only produce vapour and not smoke they have been endorsed by Public Health England to be much safer for you then cigarettes.
That also means that there is no chance of 2nd hand smoke either with e-cigarettes. 2nd hand smoke is the silent killer, as it still carried the 50+ carcinogens found in tobacco. At least as a smoker you accept that cancer is a possibility (after all the cigarettes packets are covered with warnings)! But even someone who has never smoked a cigarette in their life can get cancer from breathing in cigarette smoke.
The impact of 2nd hand smoke is even more devastating when it comes to children. Even if it isn't immediately apparent, a child who is around smoke daily is over twice as likely to develop lung cancer later in life.
That is what is so amazing about e-cigarettes, they don't harm you or the people around you, but you can still get the nicotine you crave!
And this is the message that the nurses will be teaching this weekend. They will be taking to the streets to try and get smokers to make the switch to a healthier alternative.
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