see here). To put that in context, remember that flawed BREXIT bus advert showing the figure of £350 million a week going to the EU – well at just gone 05.00 this morning, and after celebrating a friends 60th birthday last night, I work that out to be some £1.82 billion a year. I am puzzled as to why the BREXIT figure stirred up so much public debate yet the ASH figure raises barely a murmur.
We don’t yet know the costs to society of e-cigarettes. We do know that there are some 2.2 million people a year in the UK who regularly use e-cigarettes. We also know that the 3 main ingredients in e-cigarettes are Nicotine, Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin. Vegetable Glycerin obviously comes from vegetables and as such, is thought to be safe, but our lungs are not naturally made to deal with such quantities of this chemical entering our airways. It leaves a thick filmy substance when it’s left to settle onto a surface – not convinced? well get someone who uses e-cigarettes to blow some of the vapour onto a clean smooth surface a few times and then run a clean finger through where the vapour has settled. Most e-cigarettes, and the vaping liquids originate from Chinese manufactures – who of course don’t always conform to the exacting safety standards seen in Europe.