vape explained

Welcome to Vape Explained, which is brought to you by Nicoventures Trading Limited, a member of the BAT Group of Companies. This website is intended to provide general information about vaping. It is not operated for advertising or marketing purposes and this website does not advertise, sell, or offer promotions for products.

Young people should never use vaping or any other tobacco or nicotine product, and adults who don’t use tobacco or have quit tobacco, should not start using vaping or any other tobacco or nicotine products. The best course of action for tobacco consumers concerned about their health is to quit.

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Can vaping be an alternative to smoking?

It’s a well-known fact that smoking is bad for health. It causes lung cancer and many different smoking-related diseases. 

The best thing you can do for your health is to not smoke or use nicotine at all. 

For those smokers who want to continue using nicotine, they may wish to consider using a potentially reduced risk alternative, such as an e-cigarette, as a complete substitute for smoking cigarettes.

E-cigarettes contain none of the tobacco in cigarettes but do contain nicotine and provide for rituals similar to those enjoyed by smokers.

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What should I expect?

Because the e-liquids in most vaping devices contain nicotine, which is addictive, some research suggests that former smokers who vape long-term could start smoking again.

The commonly held view is that not smoking or vaping at all is the only way to avoid the related health risks but switching completely from smoking cigarettes to vaping is likely to be better for overall health.

Where can I find out more?  

If you’re considering vaping as an alternative to smoking, you will find helpful information in these detailed guides to show you how different vaping devices function and how a vaping device works. Or visit the resources page to find out more.

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