There's an honest mission here at Vape Angels. Yes, we love our products and we know there's a lot of people who enjoy vaping for the simple pleasure of vaping. But an underlying fact of the emergence of vaping is the decline of tobacco, and this is something we're more than happy with.
Let me get personal for a quick moment. My name is Rory and cigarettes have been an unfortunate feature among my family and friends, for a long time. The damage smoking was doing was visible over the course of so many years, and it got to the point where the damage was getting serious. After a significant health scare, there was a collective dropping of the hammer. No more smoking.
Now, no amount of pressure or cajoling had ever worked, nor had any smoking aid to that point. From genuine emotional blackmail to nicotine patches and gum and all the rest, this mandate was a real challenge.
Until, hold your breath... the e-cigarette. The reasoning is fairly straightforward. What this option offered was the physical, tactile experience of the cigarette, along with the familiar sensation, but without the vast majority of the unbelievably toxic elements of the cigarette.
The primary results were more evident than they needed to be. Improved complexion. Weight loss. Cardio-vascular recovery. And what followed these were a better day-to-day mood, and an increased ability and willingness to engage in new activities, which in turn added to the gains of this change in lifestyle.
So there's my anecdotal pitch. That's why I'm behind this project. But I'm a long way off being alone in this perspective. It's an inexorable trend in the UK.
NHS Smokefree lays it out in plain numbers. "An estimated 2.9 million adults in Great Britain currently use e-cigarettes and of these, 1.5 million people have completely stopped smoking cigarettes".
Public Health England is practically unequivacol. While "smoking remains the leading preventable cause of illness and premature death and one of the largest causes of health inequalities," their research indicates e-cigarettes mitigate at least 95% of the harms of tobacco smoking.
The future is laid out in even plainer sight when you hear what the tobacco industry itself is saying. Philip Morris, the world's second largest tobacco firm, have announced, "We are absolutely serious – one day we want to stop selling cigarettes."
There are challenges on the road to this goal, most commonly, misinformation. In the swirl of contradictory opinions out in the world, you can get the wrong impression of vaping. It can be difficult when the tabloids poorly interpret research to insist on non-existent threats.
We don't like to cherry pick. We listen to the most qualified and unbiased authorities on the matter. Professor John Newton, director of health improvement at PHE, among others, fits that bill.
“Every minute someone is admitted to hospital from smoking, with around 79,000 deaths a year in England alone,” said Newton.
“Our new review reinforces the finding that vaping is a fraction of the risk of smoking, at least 95% less harmful, and of negligible risk to bystanders. Yet over half of smokers either falsely believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking or just don’t know.
“It would be tragic if thousands of smokers who could quit with the help of an e-cigarette are being put off due to false fears about their safety.”
What more can we say? Not much in all likelihood. What we can do though, is provide the marketplace. At Vape Angels, we're dedicated to providing the best array of vaping products, and the best service, to help you on the journey. We want to remove all temptation away from tobacco, and make it a thing of the past.
So, spread the word, join the club for all the latest updates and offers, get shopping, even let us know if we can stock your favourite products. Vape Angels are here to help.
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