Electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are designed for users to inhale nicotine without most of the harmful effects of smoking. They deliver nicotine by heating and vapourising a solution that typically contains nicotine, propylene glycol and/or glycerine, and flavourings. As there is no burning involved, there is no smoke. Unlike cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not produce tar and carbon monoxide. The vapour has been found to contain some toxicants also found in cigarette smoke, but at much lower levels.

What are e-cigarettes?

What are the different types of e-cigarette?

Are e-cigarettes safe to use?

How do you report a safety concern with e-cigarettes?

Is there any risk to others from e-cigarette vapour?

Will e-cigarettes help me quit smoking?

Are different types of e-cigarette more effective than others?

Are e-cigarettes available on prescription?

Does PHE recommend e-cigarettes for smokers?

Who is using e-cigarettes?

How are they regulated?


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