E-cigarettes are widely believed to be relatively safe. However, e-cigarette smokers have to apply caution in the use of these devices. U.K. fire chiefs suggest using only components in the e-cigarette kit and to charge the unit based on the kit’s specific instructions. These professionals also suggest attending to the unit when charging rather than leaving it alone.
While e-cigarettes in United Kingdom are not as regulated as in the United States, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will regulate them starting 2016 and promote them as an aid to quitting smoking. Given the MHRA will classify e-cigarettes as “medicines,” these products will face strict checks. Medical professionals and officials welcome the move.
The idea behind e-cigs is to offer smokers something to continue their habit without the harmful ingredients. Not only do cigarettes contain nicotine, they also contain tar and other chemicals that causes health problems. E-cigs do not have those chemicals but still provide smokers their desire nicotine fix.
Some smokers remain sceptical of e-cigarettes. However, once they learn of the gamut of benefits of e-cigarettes, these sceptics are likely to change their minds. E-cigarettes are safe for as long as users properly utilize the right parts and e-liquids.