FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Advantages of Electronic Cigarettes
If you don’t smoke already, then we’re not going to tell you it’s a good idea. But there are a number of advantages in using electronic cigarettes over traditional ‘analogue’ cigarettes, including:
Expense – They’re far cheaper
No smell on your breath or clothes
Convenience – You can do it where smoking is banned
No tar, Tobacco or smoke
Q: Are electronic cigarettes bad for you? Unlike traditional cigarettes, which produce toxins, electronic cigarettes produce a vapour which contains no toxins and has no known health risks. This gives the user the same effects as smoking a normal or ‘analogue’ cigarette, without the smell, inconvenience, or toxic cigarette smoke. Customers are advised to seek the advice of their GP if they have any concerns about using electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes should be kept out of the reach of children and are not intended for anyone under 18, pregnant or nursing women, or people with allergies to any component of inhalants
Q: How do electronic cigarettes differ from traditional cigarettes? Traditional cigarettes create smoke by burning tobacco. This is what creates the thousands of poisons in cigarettes, which can lead to serious health issues. Electronic cigarettes use a small battery-powered element to heat "e-liquid" which then creates not smoke but vapour, hence the term "vaping". You can vape (not everywhere, but) in many more places and circumstances than you can smoke.
Q: Does it Feel Like Smoking? Yes, using an electronic cigarette gives a similar sensation and experience as a regular cigarette. You get the ‘hit’ in the throat, and breathe out vapour that looks like smoke, but it tastes better, and doesn’t smell bad
Q: What is inside them?
The main ingredients are Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin. Other than these 2 main ingredients, there is a small percentage of fruit flavourings that are generally used in foods.
Q:What is Propylene Glycol? Propylene Glycol is an odourless, colourless chemical that is used in pharmaceuticals such as toothpaste, mouthwash, and cosmetics as well as a flavour enhancer used in the baking of cakes, donuts and other bakery items. It is listed as “generally recognised as safe” (GRAS) for use as a direct food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has been used in asthma inhalers and nebulisers since the 1950s.
Q:What is Vegetable Glycerin? Food grade vegetable glycerin is 99.7 percent pure with the remaining .03 being water. Vegetable glycerin is sweet but is metabolised differently than sugar and does not raise blood sugar levels. It is found in foods that are advertised to be lower in carbohydrates. Vegetable glycerin is used in the place of alcohol in food extracts and even though it is sweet it does not promote tooth decay and is even used in the treatment of certain skin and gum disease.
Q: How can I recycle my products?
New government regulations called The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations encourages people to recycling old electrical products, rather than throwing them away.
Electrical goods are the fastest growing waste stream in the UK, growing by 5% each year. Each year in the UK we go through over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical waste.
Over 75% of waste electrical goods end up in landfill, where lead and other toxins contained in These items can cause soil and water contamination which, in turn, can have a very harmful effect on the environment and human health.
Many of the electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill.
In order to protect the environment for future generations it is important that we are all aware of the consequences of our actions and learn what we can do to make a difference.
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol as shown on our packaging. Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste.
Please click here to find your nearest bank for safe disposal. (http://www.recycle-more.co.uk/banklocator/banklocator.aspx )