In an electronic cigarette vs. cigarette comparison, the e-cigarette is easily a winner. Smoke free, tar free ash free, and free from Carbon Monoxide, the e-cig is the clear winner. In addition to being a much cheaper cigarette alternative, which still provides nicotine, the electric cigarette is permitted in most places where smoking is not

The average electronic cigarette is significantly cheaper than tobacco cigarettes. Even the more expensive e-cigs work out cheaper. Since one typical Cartridge is formulated to provide as many puffs roughly as a regular pack of cigarettes, purchasing say a weeks supply of cartridges would typically cost under GBP10.00. ie. under GBP2.00 per pack of 20 normal cigarettes. The last time that national average hit GBP2.00 was in the 1980’s or earlier. With the best electronic cigarettes you will reduce your total cigarette expenditures by well over 50%. So don’t burn your money on old-fashioned cigarettes or cheap e-cigs; over the course of a year, you can save thousands of pounds!

With electronic cigarettes you are not only helping yourself, but also the environment. Electronic cigs are smoke free, ash free and create no fire risk. A single Flavour Cartridge is equivalent to the puffs you get from around 20 cigarettes (depending on the depth of your puffing style), with non of the waste that standard cigarettes leave behind. Tobacco cigarettes place a major burden on the environment including the accumulation of cigarette butts everywhere. You can enjoy e-cigs guilt free, and rest assured you are protecting the environment.

With no offensive odours, you no longer need to worry about offending your non-smoking friends. No longer will you need to step outside in cold weather or struggle through non-smoking events. You can smoke virtually anywhere, even in most ‘No Smoking’ areas like bars, restaurants, offices, and airports. They won’t leave your home and car smelling like an ashtray. If you are a smoker, you may feel you owe it to yourself and those you care about to at least try an electronic cigarette. Our electronic cigarette reviews will help you choose the best electronic cigarette for you. But make sure you do get the best e-cigarette.

With BAT now owning the Vype Electronic cigarette brand, perhaps it is no longer a case of e cigs V tobacco!!

A report commissioned by Public Health England and published in May 2014 into Electronic cigarettes concluded:

Smoking kills, and millions of smokers alive today will die prematurely from their smoking unless they quit. This burden falls predominantly on the most disadvantaged in society. Preventing this death and disability requires measures that help as many of today’s smokers to quit as possible. The option of switching to electronic cigarettes as an alternative and much safer source of nicotine, as a personal lifestyle choice rather than medical service, has enormous potential to reach smokers currently refractory to existing approaches. The emergence of electronic cigarettes and the likely arrival of more effective nicotine-containing devices currently in development provides a radical alternative to tobacco, and evidence to date suggests that smokers are willing to use these products in substantial numbers. Electronic cigarettes, and other nicotine devices, therefore offer vast potential health benefits, but maximising those benefits while minimising harms and risks to society requires appropriate regulation, careful monitoring, and risk management. However the opportunity to harness this potential into public health policy, complementing existing comprehensive tobacco control policies, should not be missed.

The ASH briefing “Electronic Cigarettes (also known as vapourisers)” published November 2014 also offered support for the use of electronic cigarettes concluded:

ASH recognises that whilst efforts to help people stop smoking should remain a priority, many smokers either do not wish to stop quit or find it very hard to do so because of their addiction to nicotine. For this group, nicotine containing products which have been properly regulated to ensure product safety, quality and efficacy should be available as an alternative to tobacco.

Most of the diseases associated with smoking are caused by inhaling smoke which contains thousands of toxic chemicals. By contrast, nicotine is relatively safe. Electronic cigarettes, which deliver nicotine without the harmful toxins found in tobacco smoke, are a safer alternative to smoking. In addition, electronic cigarettes reduce second-hand smoke exposure in places where smoking is allowed since they do not produce smoke. Nonetheless, nicotine is an addictive substance, electronic cigarettes currently available are highly variable in terms of delivery of nicotine and product quality, and smokers are uncertain about the effectiveness of the product. There are concerns, as yet unsupported by evidence, that these products may provide a gateway into smoking for children and young people. The regulation of these products, in particular with respect to their advertising, promotion and sponsorship needs to be undertaken with these factors in mind.

In the UK smoke-free legislation exists to protect the public from the demonstrable harms of second-hand smoke. ASH does not consider it appropriate for electronic cigarettes to be subject to this legislation, but that it should be for organisations to determine on a voluntary basis how these products should be used on their premises.

Action on Smoking and Health

UK Government and PHE Recent Comment on Electronic Cigarettes

UK Government experts concluded in late 2015, in an article published by (PHE) Public Health England, that e cigs can help smokers quit and are around 95% safer than traditional cigarettes. “E-Cigarettes 95% less harmful than smoking”

By Tracey Jackson, Best E-cig UK