Electronic cigarettes are designed to use specially formulated e-juice or e-liquids and is a relatively new technology, first invented in 2006. We directly import into Australia as well as many other countries around the world on the behalf of our clients, only the best of the best e-cigarettes and e-juice liquids with and without nicotine. Now lets answer some questions about e-cigarettes and e-liquids!
Are E-Cigarettes Dangerous
At this point conclusions from current scientific studies and experts to establish whether this form has the same potential as traditional cigarettes to damage health.
Let us give you a brief overview of the dangers of traditional cigarettes. The burning of tobacco has been proven to produce over 4000 chemicals of which 70 are cancer causing along with 100's of other Poisons. Here are a few you may of heard of: Benzene, Cyanide, Arsenic, Formaldehyde, Polonium, Tar. Although tobacco is extremely toxic and will kill 50% of those that consume it legislation freely allows the sale of tobacco to all Australian adults.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) tobacco has been responsible for 100 million deaths throughout the 20th century and if the trends continues that number could be up to 1 billion by the end of this century. This is a frightening statistic that highlights the dangerous reality of tobacco.
Using electronic cigarettes or vaping on the other hand involves the inhaling of 3 primary components Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerine and Nicotine (if requested) along with small amounts of flavourings. PG and VG are both widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries and are relatively inert. They are used in other approved preparations for inhalation such as Asthma inhalers and Nicorette mist. As of March 2015 there is not a single piece of evidence that suggests PG or VG particulates are detrimental to respiratory function or circulation when aspirated.
Whilst it is very unlikely that using this form is entirely healthy, some studies amongst the scientific community have begun to conclude that vaping is significantly less harmful than traditional tobacco. See below:
Professor Ann McNeil - Kings College, London See video below
Professor Robert West - University College London See video below
Professor John Britton - University of Nottingham See video below
The following is an interesting segment shown by the BBC:
BBC – Trust me I’m a Doctor – Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe?
To date, there has not been a single study to show E-Cigarettes emit anywhere close to the cocktail of dangerous poisons and carcinogens that traditional tobacco contain.
We believe that smokers should be able to make an informed decision on whether they choose to vape or not. E-Cigarettes are here to stay and although regulation will be important in the future people should not be excluded from making their choice today. The U.S.A, U.K, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece amongst other countries have allowed E-Cigarettes (with nicotine) to be freely sold whilst a regulatory framework is created. This has given smokers an ability to move away from dangerous tobacco while governments work out the best way to create standards that best serve the population.
Hopefully the Australian government will join the rest of the western world soon and allow the retail sale of nicotine E-Liquid through registered shops. At this point it is not; so the only way is to import for personal use, please see our range of e-cigarettes and e-liquids in our store. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.