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Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking?


'tinkerbell | 9-Feb-2014 10:30 pm The fact that they mimic the hand to mouth behaviour and vapours come out of your mouth I think just reinforces the 'paraphernalia' aspect of the smoking habit.' Exactly the point - almost word-for-word - made by someone during a discussion of e-cigs on Radio 4 a couple of weeks ago. I admit that it hadn't occurred to me, but it falls in to the 'blindingly obvious as soon as you do think about it' category. I'm not so sure about any idea that nicotine isn't potentially harmful: my instinct is that nicotine vapour is probably less harmful than burnt tobacco smoke, but inhaling a lot of nicotine is [I suspect] likely to be bad for you (although perhaps e-cigs would not reach that level).

Posted date

11 February, 2014

Posted time

3:14 pm