Smoking v Vaping


Firstly, in the United Kingdom by law you must be over 18 years of age to purchase e-cigarettes or e-liquids.

In December 2018, Public Health England, (an organisation that exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, released an eye-opening video, outlining the effects of smoking on the lungs against the effects of vaping over a month, to expose the truth about the dangers of smoking.

The experiment was demonstrated by placing clean cotton wool balls in three bell jars in a controlled environment. An experiment was conducted in which a bell jar was fitted with a traditional tobacco cigarette at the top, which was artificially ‘smoked’ through the jar to observe the effects on the cotton wool inside. In the other jar, an electronic cigarette was used in place of traditional cigarettes, and in the third, there was nothing but cotton wool to act as a controlled control for comparing the results. This jar represents lungs of people who have never smoked tobacco cigarettes or used electronic cigarettes. Each bell jar was exposed to the equivalent of one month’s worth of smoke, vapour and fresh air, which produced alerting and undeniable results. Traditional tobacco smoke was the most strongly affected jar, with the cotton wool balls soaked in tar so thick it could almost be squeezed from the cotton. Inside the tobacco-containing jar, the walls had a brown residue, and visible lumps of hardening tar appeared on the cotton itself. Wiping one of the cotton wool balls against a clean piece of paper generated a thick trail of brown residue that adhered to the paper in the same way as it adheres to your arteries and airways. This consequence is known as atherosclerosis, and it develops when tar deposits from cigarette smoke block and constrict the arteries, depriving the body of crucial blood and oxygen supplies.

The results were vastly different when compared to the bell jar depicting e-cigarette use / vapour inhalation. Only one cotton wool ball was slightly discoloured in the e-cigarette type; the remainder of the cotton wool was totally white and free of any sticky residue or tar build-up. The only residue present in the vaping bell jar was a small amount of moisture which was left behind from the vapour production.

When the findings of the tobacco and e-cigarettes were compared to the bell jar representing clean lungs, it was clear that the e-cigarette jar’s final state was quite similar to that of the unaffected lungs.

This validates what we already know about the dangers of smoking, namely that the true harm to one’s health comes from the tar, carcinogens, and cocktail of fatal chemicals that are present in cigarette smoke but not in vapourised e-liquid/vapes.

Below are images of the experiment taken to gather a better understanding

So, is vaping better for you than cigarettes?

To answer that question, go no farther than the congealed dark tar saturating the cotton wool balls and the inside glass of the bell jar in Public Health England’s video…

This experiment, we believe, champions the benefits of vaping as a smoking cessation aid because it clearly demonstrates that you can continue to receive nicotine and satisfy your cravings (with the goal of gradually weaning yourself off nicotine) without exposing yourself to the plethora of deadly, damaging chemicals and tar revealed in Public Health England’s experiment.

Is it true that vaping is healthier than smoking? The proof is given for you to decide. To read more blogs click here.

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