Are electronic cigarettes safe?

Since electronic cigarettes have become popular in the UK, there has been much contention as to whether or not they are safe. However, it would appear that within the last couple of years especially, there has been more and more evidence emerging which suggests that there is no harm caused by the use of electronic cigarettes.

Here at TABlites, we believe that electronic cigarettes are substantially better for your health than traditional cigarettes - and this is why we are in business in the first place: to provide smokers across the United Kingdom with genuinely satisfying and effective alternatives to traditional cigarettes.

As ex-smokers ourselves, we understand how difficult it can be to quit smoking, or even to cut down on your smoking. This is why we have gone to great lengths to source and stock the very best electronic cigarettes products out there - we want to offer our customers a solution which will help them cut down on their smoking of traditional cigarettes.

It is of course no secret whatsoever that traditional tobacco cigarettes are extremely harmful to the health of those who use them (and even those who are closeby and take in the secondary smoke). The reason smokers smoke is of course to obtain nicotine - which itself is only about as harmful as caffeine is. However, the problem with smoking lies with the fact that the smoke inhaled contains harmful chemicals as well as that nicotine.

Action on Smoking and Health released an intriguing report (the top result on that page) in March 2014 which seemed to be very much on the side of electronic cigarettes and of the opinion that they were not as harmful to health as some sceptic have tried to have people previously believe. In the report, they stated:

“There is little evidence of harmful effects from repeated exposure to propylene glycol, the chemical in which nicotine is suspended [in the case of electronic cigarettes]. One study concludes that electronic cigarettes have a low toxicity profile, are well tolerated, and are associated with only mild adverse effects.”

When electronic cigarettes first came into wide use throughout the UK, it wasn’t long until there were scare-stories which began to circulate. Many people said that the propylene glycol (though they referred to it not by that name, but just ‘the liquid’) was harmful to electronic cigarette users. This, however, appears to have just been an knee jerk assumption which had absolutely no foundation or basis in fact.

Another huge plus point about electronic cigarettes is that they can be used in public - including indoors - as they do not create any smoke whatsoever like traditional cigarettes do. No smoke means no lingering smells or beeping smoke alarms, and so many public houses, restaurants, cafes and other public places allow you to use your electronic cigarettes on their premises.

The Action on Smoking and Health also seemed to agree with this assertion, and also noted that there should be reason why electronic cigarette users can’t ‘vape’ in public. They stated:

“The fact that electronic cigarettes look similar to conventional cigarettes has been said to risk confusion as to their use in public places, such as on public transport. However, given that the most distinctive feature of cigarette smoking is the smell of the smoke, which travels rapidly, and that this is absent from electronic cigarette use, it is not clear how any such confusion would be sustained.”

One of the other reasons we at TABlites are in business, besides the fact that we want to improve the health of smokers, is that we want to provide the friends, families and loved ones of smokers with a little peace of mind too: when someone is the only smoker in a family especially, the other family members can worry an awful lot about the future (and present, for that matter) health of the smoker. Not only that, but secondhand smoke can also pose quite a threat on the health of those who are regularly exposed to cigarette smoke - as has been well documented over recent years.

The beauty of electronic cigarettes is that they totally eliminate the whole problem regarding secondhand smoke - there is no such thing as secondhand vapour, as it just dissipates in the air once the e-cig user exhales, rather than lingering in the air like the exhaled smoke of a traditional cigarette would. The Action on Smoking and Health again seems to concur here, as its March 2014 report said:

“The absence of risk from ‘secondhand’ inhalation of vapour from electronic cigarettes has been described as an often ‘unconsidered advantage’ of electronic cigarettes. As an alternative to smoking, electronic cigarettes are preferable in situations where secondhand smoke poses serious health risks to others, such as in vehicles or in the home.”

Smoking is, sadly, the largest cause of premature death in the United Kingdom (preventable death, that is). As of 2013, however, 11% of UK smokers now use electronic cigarettes to one degree or another (this is stated in the March 2014 Action on Smoking and Health report), compared to 7% the year before, and 3% in 2010. It would seem, then, that gradually and steadily, the popularity of electronic cigarettes has increased rather well since 2010. This could be because more and more smokers are realising that electronic cigarettes are indeed a genuine alternative to traditional cigarettes.

Not all electronic cigarettes users are smokers who have fully converted - though there are a number of those - many e-cig users split their time between electronic cigarettes and traditional cigarettes. Think about it: if you are a smoker who goes through 20 traditional cigarettes a day, you would be doing yourself a huge favour even if you were to cut your tobacco cigarette consumption down to 10 and smoke e-cigs the rest of the time. Many e-cig users start this way and then gradually cut down their smoking of tobacco cigarettes from there; some now save cigarettes for when they are on nights out or special occasions, and use electronic cigarettes the rest of the time.

Here at TABlites we believe that our products are a cut above the rest of the smoking alternatives out there - ours actually are effective and can help you cut down on your smoking of traditional cigarettes.

In 1976, Professor Michael Russell, who was a thought-leader and pioneer in the study of tobacco dependence, stated:

“People smoke for nicotine but die from the tar.”

We believe that this is putting it plainly and simply - there is absolutely no denying it in this day and age. Our aim here at TABlites is to provide our customers with the nicotine they truly do need, without them having to also take in a myriad of toxic chemicals and harmful substances in the process. Every cigarette a person smokes puts their body at greater risk, and though we appreciate that many of our customers will still smoke traditional cigarettes alongside their use of our products, we want to help cut their tobacco cigarette consumption down as much as we can.

About TABlites

TABlites was set up in 2011 by two brothers who simply wanted to start selling alternative products to cigarettes, in order to help smokers cut down on their use of traditional cigarettes. The company has since expanded to an enormous degree, but our aim remains true - we still simply want to help smokers help themselves.

We started out, believe it or not, as a kiosk in a shopping centre, but due to the fact that the products we sold were so helpful to our customers, we have become a nationwide company with a reputation for providing a wide range of marvellous smoking alternative products. We have stores throughout the UK, and we are very pleased to tell you that our website is also doing extremely well.

We have a reputation across the country as a company which provides smokers with a cleaner, healthier and more enjoyable cigarette alternative - and we are very proud of this. We believe we have garnered such praise simply because the items we stock are of a remarkable quality - the proof is in the pudding, as they say!

We appreciate that converting to electronic cigarettes is not easy, though they are extremely enjoyable once you do get acquainted with them. For this reason, we have made sure that we stock starter kits so that those who want to give e-cigs a go can do so. Our starter kits are just what you’ll need to get you started on your e-cig journey and hit the ground running, so to speak.

Once you start using TABlites electronic cigarettes, you will realise how effective they are in the provision of nicotine and will hopefully make the decision to use our products all the time. Your friends and family will appreciate the fact that you have taken it upon yourself to better your health, and if they aren’t smokers themselves they will surely appreciate the lack of lingering smoke and secondhand smoke that they are subjected to as well.

As ex-smokers ourselves, we realise that it is not easy to cut down on smoking - we do not want to cut nicotine out of your life, we simply want to provide you with it in a safer way, which won’t pose a threat to your short term or long term health.

Give one of our disposable electronic cigarettes a go on a night out to see what you make of the e-cig experience - one TABlites disposable e-cig equates to the same amount of puffs and nicotine as around 40 traditional cigarettes. TABlites products offer smokers a taste of freedom and generally better level of health.

If you are shopping with us online, you will be delighted to learn that you have the option of next day delivery on absolutely any product you order - so if you’re curious about starting using electronic cigarettes, get one ordered and it’ll be with you in no time; we’re sure that you’ll very soon become well acquainted with your e-cig!

Once you start using electronic cigarettes regularly, you’ll wonder how you ever did without them - we certainly do here at TABlites - and you’ll feel all the better for it. You’ll most likely notice an immediate and fantastic impact on your overall fitness and health, and will surely thereby decide to make electronic cigarettes a permanent aspect of your life.

Here at TABlites we’re here to assist you in making a change in your life for the better, as well as a taste of freedom which will satisfy your nicotine needs like you wouldn’t believe. With a range of flavours - ranging from fruity ones to traditional tobacco tastes (for all of you traditionalists out there) - and a number of different e-cig designs to suit every future vaping enthusiast, there are a number of TABlites products which will suit you perfectly and complement your personality.

If you would like any advice whatsoever, or want to know more about any of our products - like our starter kits - please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. Our super friendly staff are not only a pleasure to talk to, but they are of course extremely well-versed in all aspects of electronic cigarettes, and will be able to tell you anything you might want to know. Give us a ring on 0161 723 0064 today and speak to one of our friendly experts, or you could, on the other hand, email us at [email protected] if you would prefer - we’ll get back to you super fast and will be able to answer all your questions and queries.

You can also pop into one of our many stores and seek advice face-to-face - we encourage this actually, as you’ll be able to see our products in the flesh and fully appreciate their quality.