Myth - The nicotine in vaping products makes them as dangerous as smoking

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The nicotine in vaping products makes them as dangerous as smoking

Vaping products are not the same as traditional cigarettes. They do not burn tobacco and do not produce tar or carbon monoxide – the most damaging elements in traditional cigarettes.

Vaping is far less harmful than smoking. According to the ‘Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products 2018’, a report commissioned by Public Health England, ‘vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking.’

Cancer Research UK have also stated that ‘evidence so far indicates e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco smoking.'

Public Health England say, ‘although nicotine is the reason people become addicted to smoking, it is the thousands of other chemicals contained in cigarette smoke that causes almost all of the harm.’

The Royal Society for Public Health say 'nicotine is no more harmful to health than caffeine.'


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