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E-cigarette myths busted by Bristol council as they encourage smokers to turn to vaping

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E-cig myths: Busted

Encouraging the use of e-cigs may normalise smoking again:

Smoking tobacco in enclosed public spaces is illegal, and using e-cigarettes will not change this law. Also, most of the popular e-cigarettes don't look a lot like tobacco products so the risk of people confusing them is likely to be low. Smoking rates across England are falling and there's no evidence that e-cigarettes are undermining this.

Vaping might be a route into smoking for non-smokers or children:

There's no evidence to suggest that e-cigarettes are acting as a route into smoking for children or non-smokers, according to a recent review by Public Health England. Over 99% of the vaping youth are already tobacco smokers. Public Health England found that e-cigarettes may be contributing to the falling smoking rates among children and young people.

E-cigs can be as damaging to your airwaves as smoking a normal cigarette:

Vapour from e-cigarettes does not contain the tars, carbon monoxide and cancer-causing poisons found in tobacco smoke. The myth arose because some people have had a reaction to some of the flavourings added to the vaping liquid. Vaping is thought to be at least 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes. There are detectable levels of harmful chemicals in e-cigarette vapour, but these are often at very low levels and it's not clear they are actually harmful at those levels.

E-cigs are dangerous and often blow up:

Incidents involving e-cigarettes are very rare. The vast majority occur when the e-cigarette product is charging. Cheap chargers have been highlighted by the Trading Standards Institute as a potential fire hazard. Few injuries have been caused by defective e-cigarettes, but it is sensible to buy e-cigarettes and chargers from a good supplier, avoiding the cheapest unbranded products, and using the correct charger for the product.



Read more: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/E-cigarette-myths-bused-y-council-encourage/story-28861394-detail/story.html#ixzz42J7PZSmG


 

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