"Vaping is 95% safer than smoking"
"Vaping is 95% safer than smoking"
Stoptober has been and gone for 2019, as we now look towards the 2020 NHS campaign. This page will still give you some useful information on stop smoking and will aim to split you up with smoking once and for all. The NHS backs vaping as a safe alternative to smoking and as such we have put together some information below.
There really has never been a better time to change your habits and change your life.
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) states that in 2019 around half as many Britons now vape as smoke, and the majority are ex-smokers. Over half (54.1%) of current vapers are ex-smokers, and the proportion has grown every year, while the proportion of vapers who also smoke (known as dual users) has declined to 39.8%.
There has been some mass hysteria in mainstream press in the recent past regarding vaping safety in the USA but the important thing to note here is that in all cases, deaths and serious illness were because of what these people vaped and NOT vaping as a category. It appears that all the problems reported, so far, happened in the black market and are linked to people vaping homemade fluids or cannabis products. In fact, so far, the evidence from state and federal authorities in the US show that only adulterated cannabis products seem involved. According to a hearing in the House Energy and Commerce Committee, FDA representative Norman Sharpless said that the FDA had tested 150 samples from patients. 70% contained THC. And half of those were contaminated with vitamin E oil.
As an industry, we are heavily regulated in the UK and we are not permitted to sell any products that have not been notified with the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This means that if you buy from reputable vaping vendors (like JAC Vapour) you can be assured that there is nothing illegal or dangerous present in our e-liquids (or hardware for that matter). On the 27th September 2019, Public Health England stated that they wanted to reassure smokers that buying e-cigarettes from a MHRA regulated vaping company remains a great quitting option with 3 studies this year finding them twice as effective as other quitting aids.
Benefits when you stop smoking
There are many benefits when you quit smoking. Your general fitness and health will improve dramatically, your lung capacity and blood circulation will improve, and your immune system will feel the benefit too. Plus, your loved ones will no longer be exposed to dangerous second hand smoke.
Have a look at our 'Stop Smoking' infographic below which details what happens when you stop smoking.
Health improvements are not the only benefits you will enjoy. You will enjoy the taste of food more with your sense of taste and smell returning. You will feel more confident in yourself as your appearance will improve, with your skin and teeth feeling the benefit, and you won't smell of stale smoke.
You will also save money by quitting smoking. If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, dependent on the brand you smoke, it would cost around £270 a month or over £3000 a year.
If you have any questions, look below for some useful links to some FAQs. Still need help? Contact our customer service team on: 0131 555 6111
Vaping and Health
When you start vaping, you might experience some side-effects that you’re not used to. Here are our most commonly asked customer health questions (and the answers)!
If you’re new to e-cigarettes and want to know more about vaping, here are the answers to some our most frequently asked questions
Did You Know?
We all know that smoking is bad for our lungs, but did you know that by continuing to smoke you also face these additional health problems.
1. Early Menopause
Female smokers tend to enter the menopause earlier than non-smokers. Continuing to smoke can also increase the chance of breast cancer and stroke. It can also increase hot flashes.
Smoking can cause serious damage to your eyes, including increasing the risk of glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts.
Your sense of taste and smell are dulled while you continue to smoke.
4. Lung cancer
The one we all know about, it’s the most common cause of death due to smoking in both of female and male smokers.
5. Constricted blood vessels
Your risk of stroke, high blood pressure and heart attack are increased.
In 8/10 cases, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is caused by smoking. Asthma symptoms can also worsen.
7. Cervical cancer
The risk for women contracting this disease is increased if you smoke.
Smoking prematurely ages the skin while also drying it out.
9. Pregnancy and babies
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage and death in newborns. It can also put the baby at risk from growth issues, deformities and Cot Death.
10. Blood cancer
Smokers have an increased risk, as compared with non-smokers, of blood cancers such as leukaemia.
11. Immune system
Smoking decreases the immunity of the body and its ability to fight off infection.
12. Complications with diabetes
Type 2 diabetes can progress faster in those who smoke as it increases the amount of insulin resistance in the body.
Smoking increases the risk of fertility issues in both men and women. It can also create problems such as erectile disfunction in men.
14. Blood clots
Smoking can increase blood clotting in the body which can lead to heart problems, stroke and pulmonary embolism.
15. Heart problems
Proven to be a big contributor to heart disease, including for those regularly exposed to 2nd hand smoke.
Smokers have a higher rate of bronchitis, and second hand smoke can increase the risk of bronchitis in children.
17. Teeth issues
Smoking increase your risk of infection or inflammations that can eventually raise the risk of losing your teeth.