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How safe is vaping?

Vaping is a heavily regulated industry in the UK, and that should provide vapers with confidence that so long as they purchase their equipment from reputable outlets, what they’re purchasing will meet the highest safety standards. All UKVIA members abide by a code of practice which requires them to adhere to fully compliant levels of product quality, manufacturing and safety standards.

There is a growing body of evidence that shows that vaping is considerably less harmful than smoking. Public Health England say that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking and Cancer Research UK have found that second-hand vapour doesn’t harm those around you. The chemical that has been linked to so-called ‘popcorn lung’, diacetyl, has been banned in the UK.

Vaping devices sold in the UK have to pass stringent tests, both to be safe and approved for use in the UK, managed by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.