With its ‘trendy’ packaging, attractive colours and quirky designs, vaping has a bright future ahead.
But its potential impact on the health of millions of smokers remains unknown.
In this week’s The Guardian, Dr Nick Davies and his team examine what vaping has to offer smokers and explain why it’s not just a trendy alternative to smoking.
Read moreThe UK’s Tobacco Control Strategy 2016 shows that more than 20 million people have tried vaping and that vaping has been widely adopted in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
However, it’s important to look beyond the popularity of vaping to consider its long-term health effects.
In this article, we look at the role of vaping in health, and how it’s playing out in the UK, and across Europe.
We also discuss what the future holds for vaping, and what’s behind the popularity.
Read MoreVape wars?
Vape Wars: the science behind what vaping can and can’t doIt’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the latest vaping trends.
The next time you walk down the street and see an attractive vaping device, you’ll probably wonder if you’re just wasting your time.
But the truth is that vaping can have a devastating impact on your health.
It’s a powerful way of giving people the chance to quit smoking and also to make you feel like a less-risky smoker.
But it’s also a powerful tool that’s been abused by tobacco companies.
As a result, vaping’s long-lasting impact on health has never been fully understood.
We spoke to experts to understand how vaping has affected our health.
Vaping has changed the way we look and feelWhen we were young, we would often turn to the TV to watch TV shows with our parents.
But the modern day addiction to nicotine has left us with a distorted view of what constitutes an enjoyable experience.
The majority of people don’t like to smoke.
We’re often drawn to the visual effects of vaping because it makes us feel less exposed to the dangers of smoking.
But vaping has also led to a new perception of smoking, which has led to an addiction to the cigarette and a more aggressive approach to nicotine.
The nicotine in cigarettes and other nicotine-containing products has been shown to increase the risk of a number of conditions including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and obesity.
However, vaping can also be harmful.
A review of evidence published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) found that vaping was linked to a number other potentially harmful effects.
These included:Increased risk of cancer and respiratory illnesses, heart disease and stroke, and the risk to the developing foetus of premature babies, and increased risk of birth defects and respiratory disease in children.
But vaping can be a useful tool for smokers who want to quit.
We’ve also been told that vaping is a powerful smoking cessation tool.
Vaping’s ability to cut the tar and other toxins from cigarettes has led smokers to quit by vaping less, even though this has only been shown in very small trials.
But what’s less known is that the same effect can be achieved with other forms of nicotine delivery, such as the patches and e-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes contain nicotine but do not contain tobacco.
They contain a liquid that contains nicotine and carbon monoxide that combine with nicotine to create a vapor that is inhaled by the user.
E-cigarette users are often unaware that the nicotine is not the same as that in tobacco cigarettes.
“The only thing that you get with e-cigs is nicotine,” says Peter Cappelli, a consultant and professor at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Oxford.
He believes this explains why there is a huge disparity in the levels of nicotine found in e-cig vapour compared to tobacco cigarettes, which can reach levels up to 40 times higher than nicotine in the bloodstream.
There is also evidence that e-cigarette vapour contains even more toxic chemicals than cigarettes, including nitrosamines (a chemical that can cause cancer), which can cause heart attacks, strokes and lung damage.
This is because these chemicals are inhaled directly into the lungs by people who vape.
Tobacco cigarette users inhale the vapour from a cigarette and then inhale nicotine from an e-liquid that has been sprayed on top.
A survey carried out in 2012 found that one in three smokers in England and Wales were using e-liquids containing nicotine, but this was a significant proportion compared to the general population.
Many people, however, are still using tobacco cigarettes because they believe it’s the only way they can quit.
Some smokers also choose e-juice because they are concerned about their health.
While there are plenty of reasons why people choose to vape, vaping is one of the most popular methods to quit the habit.
Eve Ensminger, the head