We still dont know whether vaping is safe or not


Vaping was once thought to be “95 per cent safer than smoking”, but a sudden rise in deaths and injury linked to e-cigarettes is causing some people to reconsider


27 November 2019

Man smoking electronic cigarette

Vaping liquids typically contain nicotine, but lack the tar found in cigarettes

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SINCE e-cigarettes were launched just over a decade ago, their popularity has soared. Some 3.6 million people in the UK and more than 10 million in the US are vapers. But then came the horror stories. In the past few months, 47 deaths and over 2200 cases of lung injury have been linked to e-cigarette use in the US, where health officials are now warning against vaping.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the only way to ensure you aren’t at …