Category Archives for "Vaping"
Vaping should be seen for what it is: an alternative, allegedly safer, way of continuing in thrall of nicotine addiction.
The statement from Public Health England that ‘vaping is a least 95 per cent safer than smoking’ – it has almost become a mantra – has been heavily criticised in the medical literature, for example, in the British Medical Journal:
“Due to many methodological problems, severe conflicts of interest, the relatively few and often small studies, the inconsistencies and contradictions in results, and the lack of long-term follow-up no firm conclusions can be drawn on the safety of e-cigarettes. However, they can hardly be considered harmless.”
These blogs, together with those in the category ‘E-cigarettes’, explore the matter further.