Vaping Ireland has see tremendous growth over the last number of years and it’s not hard to see why. Even this week a report from the Royal College of Physicians London concluded that e-cigarettes are likely to be beneficial to UK and Irish public health. Smokers can therefore be reassured and encouraged to use them, and the public can be reassured that e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking.
We all know tobacco smoking is addictive and more critically lethal. Half of all lifelong smokers die early, losing an average of about 3 months of life expectancy for every year smoked after the age of 35, some 10 years of life in total. So surely vaping is the answer. Although electronic cigarettes are not marketed as smoking cessation product that is in fact what most vapers see them as. Since e-cigarettes became available around 2007, their use has been surrounded by medical and public controversy.
This new 200-page report from the Royal College of Physicians examines the science, public policy, regulation and ethics surrounding e-cigarettes and other non-tobacco sources of nicotine, and addresses these controversies and misunderstandings with conclusions based on the latest available evidence: Vape Shop Ireland
E-cigarettes are not a gateway to smoking – in the UK, use of e-cigarettes is limited almost entirely to those who are already using, or have used, tobacco.
E-cigarettes do not result in normalisation of smoking – there is no evidence that either nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or e-cigarette use has resulted in renormalisation of smoking. None of these products has to date attracted significant use among adult never-smokers, or demonstrated evidence of significant gateway progression into smoking among young people.
E-cigarettes and quitting smoking – among smokers, e-cigarette use is likely to lead to quit attempts that would not otherwise have happened, and in a proportion of these to successful cessation. In this way, e-cigarettes can act as a gateway from smoking.
E-cigarettes and long-term harm – the possibility of some harm from long-term e-cigarette use cannot be dismissed due to inhalation of the ingredients other than nicotine, but is likely to be very small, and substantially smaller than that arising from tobacco smoking. With appropriate product standards to minimise exposure to the other ingredients, it should be possible to reduce risks of physical health still further. Although it is not possible to estimate the long-term health risks associated with e-cigarettes precisely, the available data suggest that they are unlikely to exceed 5% of those associated with smoked tobacco products, and may well be substantially lower than this figure.
The full copy of the report and key recomendations can be found here: Nicotine without Smoke : Tobacco harm reduction
Vaping in Ireland needs to be embraced by the policy makers. As not to inhibit the growth of vaping that will undoubtedly say thousands of lives in the future. Although some regulation is needed to sustain that all vaping products meet quality guidelines.
Here at Vapeways Vape Shop we strive to only stock the highest quality products available on the market today. For any one seeking advice on electronic cigarettes or vaping our trained staff are always on hand and can be contacted by Phone on (057) 86 52399 or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org and remember keep Vaping Ireland.