The health risks associated with smoking are now widely known, but the dangers of secondhand smoke are often ignored or underestimated.
In particular children can suffer significant health problems as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke in homes and cars as our infographic below explains.
If you love your Hangsen E liquid you'll want to check that your favourite flavours are going to make it through the UK TPD regulations.
Here we list all the Hangsen E Liquid UK flavours pre and post TPD and tell you which flavours have and haven't made the cut. You can also find information about the brand new Hangsen Honor Series which features many of their most popular flavours in a 50/50 ratio rather than the usual 70PG/30VG.
Is vaping safe? Or is it bad for you? These are the questions that most people will ask themselves before taking the plunge and giving e cigarettes a try. There has been lots of negative press about e-cigarettes but is this justified? Is it just as dangerous as smoking? Is it even worse than smoking? Are these stories based on fact or just a load of rubbish made up by scaremongers to sell more newspapers?
The reality is that many people and organisations (including Public Health England) have gone on the record to state that vaping is significantly less harmful than smoking and that alone has to be reason enough to find out more if you're looking to quit smoking.
Here we look at the various studies and evidence to give you an overview of the relative dangers of smoking vs vaping.
Anyone who's ever smoked can tell you how hard it is to quit. It takes willpower and determination like you wouldn't believe. You may have tried patches, gum, sprays and all manner of other things without success but don't despair. Millions have already quit smoking as a result of discovering e-cigarettes and you can too. The feeling of inhaling vapour is so similar to smoking that the feeling off loss is minimised - and you're ditching 3000+ killer chemicals along the way!
You've read the scare stories in the newspapers but should you be worried about Diacetyl?
The new TPD regulations are coming in May 2017 and will affect UK vapers in numerous ways - many unpopular. On the plus side the new regulations will mean increased product testing and checking that should, in turn, lead to increased consumer safety.
On the downside however
- You'll no longer be able to buy e liquid in 30ml bottles (which tend to be the most popular size).
- You'll only be able to buy tanks with a maximum capacity of 2ml which means you'll need to fill up more often, and may result in poorer flavour due to the reduced size of coils.
- You'll no longer be able to buy e liquids in 24mg strength - 18mg will be the strongest allowed by law.
- Choice will be reduced as many suppliers will cease to trade
In addition to this anyone with half a brain can see that this signifies the initial stpes by the governemt to control the market. The next logical step, of course, will be taxation to try to re-coup what they are losing on declining cigarette sales.
AND, as many of the smaller manufacturers can't afford the compliance costs required to meet these new standards, they will undoubtedly fold, meaning more power (and market share) returns to the Big Tobaco companies who have virtually unlimited funds to try to dominate the vaping market.
So, all in all, it would be fair to say that these new rules are likely to offer significantly more cons than pros for most vapers but it remains to be seen what the long-term impact really is.
If you're considering trying vaping for the first time, or are looking to upgrade after successfully testing out a basic starter kit, this guide should help to explain what's on offer, and what might work best for you. It will hopefully also demistify some of the complex jargon that seems to accompany all things vape-related.
Despite all the negative press and public suspicion the e-cigarette may prove to be one of the most important inventions of modern times, saving millions of lives in countires all over the world.
Here we find out how this incredible invention came into being and the people who worked to make it happen.