What is Vaping?
‘Vaping’ describes the use of an electronic cigarette, often referred to as an e-cigarette, as a method of receiving nicotine with significantly less harmful effects than regular tobacco smoking.
E-cigarettes use a battery and a coil to heat a substance known as e-liquid (much like water in a kettle), producing a vapour which is then inhaled. Unlike traditional cigarettes, the act of vaping does not produce harmful smoke which is damaging to the lungs and general health.
In August 2015, Public Health England (the Government body) championed vaping as 95% less harmful to health than tobacco*. This statistic very likely accounts for the growing popularity of e-cigarette use, with 3 million UK people currently vaping.