We all know the way to a healthier lifestyle is never to smoke at all. But millions are now turning to vaping to still get a dose of nicotine. Recent studies by the NHS suggest vaping to be 95% safer than smoking, but we can all do the math and see the risks are still there.
With studies like these and the NHS considering prescriptions for vaping are the Department of Health leading themselves into a whole new area of liability for the unknown damage that vaping can do.
The recent research into popcorn lung by Harvard scientists suggests vaping could hold hidden dangers and the long term health issues are still to be determined. Perhaps the NHS needs to rethink this strategy.
Vapers could be at risk of developing the deadly disease ‘popcorn lung’ after scientists found a toxic chemical in 75 per cent of flavoured electronic cigarettes. Diacetyl, a chemical which is used as a butter substitute in flavours like Cotton Candy and Cupcake, has been linked to respiratory disease bronchiolitis obliterans Although it is thought to be safe when eaten, the United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has said it could be hazardous when inhaled over a long period.