What is VApril?
What evidence is there to reassure me that vaping is a better option than smoking?
There is growing evidence. Collated evidence by Public Health England has concluded that vaping is likely to be at least 95% less harmful than smoking. A year long study conducted by Cancer Research UK, released in 2017, found smokers who made a complete switch to vaping had almost none of the harmful chemicals associated with smoking in their results.
Which health organisations have come out in support of vaping?
Many high profile and respected organisations have acknowledged the role that vaping has to play in getting smokers to quit and therefore the positive impact on the public health of the nation.
I read many stories disputing the health benefits of vaping, who should I believe?
The UKVIA is conscious of the number of stories that the vaping sector attracts. A key reason behind VApril is to educate smokers about the mounting evidence from respected health organisations and academic institutions regards the public health case for vaping.
There is consensus amongst leading organisations that vaping presents one of the best ways to stop smoking and that it is 95% less harmful than smoking.
How can you tell that a vaping device has been manufactured to the required standards?
It is also advisable to look out for other quality standards such as CE marking on devices.
Is the vapour generated from vaping harmful?
The exhaled vapour from vaping products is predominately made up of either the organic compound, propylene glycol (PG) or the plant-derived, vegetable glycerin (VG). Initial studies of the effects of ‘second-hand vapour’ demonstrate any impact on bystanders to be negligible. However, the UKVIA would always urge vapers to be considerate to others.
Is nicotine harmful?
Though nicotine inhaled through smoking is highly addictive, research shows nicotine to have very little toxicological impact. It is the other chemicals produced in the combustion of smoking that causes the most harm. As vaping products do not combust, and deliver nicotine in a different way to smoking, they present little health impact.
I don’t know where to start?!
The Vapouriz 28 day quit kit is a great place to start! Stop smoking for 28 days and you’re more likely to quit for good*. This kit contains everything you need to get started!
All information/stats correct at time of writing, source - http://www.vapril.org/uk-vaping-facts/