Monthly Archives: February 2019
Today, 6 February 2018, Public Health England has released a ground-breaking independent evidence review on the effects of vaping. It has continued in the vein of their previous review in 2015 (where the famous "95% safer" statistic came from) - and this time, it's worth bearing in mind, with 3 more years research and experience to draw from.
Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health, so it is effectively the voice of government, and sets the agenda for public health across the country.
Coming at a time of year when sensationalist rhetoric threatens to undermine quit attempts around the globe, Public Health England (PHE) has once again shown itself as a voice of reason, and the driving force behind making the UK the most vape friendly place in the world.
The main findings
A TOP doctor has branded the media hype over a teenager developing "wet lung" from vaping as "total nonsense".
The 18-year-old woman hit global headlines earlier this month for developing the rare condition after reportedly using a vape starter kit for three weeks.
But top medic Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos has dismissed the sensational headlines as a "new low for e-cigarette opponents," explaining the patient, who had a history of mild asthma, suffered an allergic reaction which in turn triggered pneumonia.
He also explained how the condition's other name, "wet lung", is a term rarely used in the medical world - but was clearly used by the media to sensationalize the story.
Earlier this month, the unnamed restaurant waitress was reported to have developed "wet lung" after vaping for several weeks in a bid to give up smoking.
After suffering from difficulty and pain associated with breathing she