What is vaping?
Vaping products – also known as e-cigarettes – aerosolize a liquid solution through heating, not burning. The user then inhales the aerosol, which replicates the visual and sensory aspects of smoking. What it doesn’t replicate is the smoke. It’s the combustion involved in smoking that creates smoke, and it’s smoke that contains high levels of carcinogens and other harmful substances. It’s because vaping doesn’t produce smoke that Public Health England have estimated that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking. There is a lot of debate around vaping, much of which is inaccurate. Read more about vaping myths here.