Second-Hand Vapor Poses No Risk to the Public, Experts Suggests

Banning vaping indoors in 2015 was pointless, expert said

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Second-hand Vapor Poses No Risk to The Public
Second-hand Vapor Poses No Risk to The Public

Second-Hand Vapor Poses No Risk to The Public

Health expert states that second-hand vapor does not pose any risk to other’s people health. The professor, John Britton. A consultant in respiratory medicine at the University of Nottingham. Has said that forcing users to go outside with traditional tobacco smokers only encourages them to switch back to normal cigarettes.

Second-hand Vapor Poses No Risk to The Public
Second-hand Vapor Poses No Risk to The Public

Therefore, the 2015 ban on vaping indoors was pointless. ‘”Vaping in an enclosed space… is a courtesy issue. There’s no evidence of harm to other people. Most of what comes out in the vapor is water,” said Britton in an interview at Daily Mail.

According to professor Britton. E-cigs; “are not without harm, and long-term use will cause some damage. But the amount of damage will be minimal compared to smoking.”

Second-Hand Vapor Poses No Risk to The Public Continued

The concern about vaping has grown worldwide. After the severe lung disease cases in the United States. Many medical organizations said there are enough grounds for ‘serious concerns’ around vaping. However, these cases were caused by illegal cartridges. Containing THC and vitamin E oil, a substance that is not meant to be vaped.

Despite the effects of this news on public opinion, experts in the UK stated that it is a ‘no brainer’ to switch from smoking to vaping. But that non-smokers should not vape as it is not risk-free.

First Hospital Vape Shop
First Hospital Vape Shop

In fact, the UK Government wants to end smoking in England by 2030. As part of a range of measures to address preventable ill health. The paper proposed offering stop-smoking help to all cigarette users who are admitted to NHS hospitals. Including devices for smoking harm reduction such as e-cigs.

The panel said lung disease cases linked to vaping were specific to the US. With around three quarters of the cases involving cannabis products. ‘It would be a great shame if people are deterred from using e-cigarettes because what is happening in the US’, prof McNeill said.

The majority of vapers in the UK are ex-smokers

Figures show an estimated seven per cent of people in the UK regularly vape – up from 6.2 per cent in 2018. This means 45 people took up the habit every hour in 2019. Bringing the number of vapers from 3.2million to 3.6million in 12 months.

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) polled more than 12,000 people to come to the conclusion. The majority of vapers were ex-smokers (54 per cent), a third of whom claimed their main reason for using them was to help them quit cigarettes.

One in five said they took up the habit to prevent a relapse back to smoking while 13 per cent said it was a way to save money. Fourteen per cent said they started smoking e-cigarettes because they simply enjoyed it.

Alfonso Melero

Alfonso Melero

Content creator and marketer. Originally from Spain, I lived a few years in Scotland and China where I started to work for the vaping industry. Vaping is not only a profession for me but also a passion. I quit smoking thanks to vaping almost 3 years ago. I helped many smokers to switch to vaping since as I am convinced vaping is a much healhier alternative to tobbaco smoking.