It’s been a decade since we first wrote a comprehensive post on the safety of vaping.

Back then, vaping didn’t have the support of the UK government, the huge body of evidence and the longer-term studies it now has.

Still, even then we knew that:

  • Nicotine is not the cause of smoking diseases.
  • Vaping doesn’t produce smoke.
  • Vapour from vape devices provided a fraction of the toxins and chemicals found in cigarette smoke.

It led David Sweanor, an expert (and former WHO tobacco control medal award winner) to state:

If there is anyone who believes cigarettes are no more hazardous than e-cigarettes I’d recommend a remedial course in basic sciences.