18 Oct What are the Health Professionals views on vaping?
Vaping has gone from strength to strength each and ever year, as there are roughly 3.6 million adults in the UK alone that have transitioned from conventional cigarettes to e-cigarettes. But despite it’s popularity each and aver year, inhalation of tobacco still remains the biggest single cause of preventable death and disease.
You have probably heard many views upon vaping, which range from the possible detrimental affects of inhaling it and being deemed as bad as conventional smoking. But what are the health experts saying about vaping? The BBC and NHS have recently stated that UK doctors public health experts, government and cancer charities agree that e-cigarettes pose a minimal risk of health compared to conventional cigarettes, deeming them as a viable, safer option for alternatively obtaining nicotine.
Public Health England has also stated that vaping is to be 95% less harmful to your health, vaping may also help those wanting to quit smoking to manage their nicotine cravings rather than relying upon individual willpower to refrain from using conventional cigarettes to obtain their nicotine. Cancer Research UK’s expert in cancer prevention, stated that the “ overall evidence which pertains to vaping being a viable option to helping people give up smoking tobacco”
Public Health has stated that “Vaping isn’t completely safe or risk free, but is far less harmful than smoking tobacco. There is no situation that you would be better for your health to continue smoking rather than switching completely to vaping”
While e-cigarettes are not prescribed through the NHS, the UK government views e-cigarettes as an important tool to help smokers gradually quit smoking and the NHS may even consider prescribing them in the future, which is completely different stance that has been taken compared to other parts of the world that have deemed vaping as a risk and in the same category of smoking.