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Switching to vaping can help parents who smoke

26th January 2017

Switching to vaping can help parents make it a smoke-free zone for children, according to a recent article.

The article goes on to say switching to vaping can reduce children's exposure to smoke.

The findings are based on around 5,550 children treated for asthma in over 150 hospitals during just one month in 2015.

The study highlights the importance of making smoke-free homes. Children who suffer from asthma are more likely to have an asthma attack when they are exposed to smoke.

Firstly, Disturbing Figures

Smoking in a car with a child in it became illegal in October 2015. It seems that studies are now looking at smoking within the home and secondhand exposure.

The British Thoracic Society’s national pediatric asthma audit said that the number of smokers are declining. “The fact that one third of children admitted in this audit were recorded as being exposed to cigarette smoking is worrying”.

An officer for health promotion at the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, has confirmed that the figures are worrying. Parents should be well-informed about the risks posed by secondhand smoke.

Secondly, Why switching to vaping would help

Study published by Public Health England, which found vaping to be at least 95% safer than smoking. The UK has recognised vaping products as smoking cessation tools.  E-cigarettes are even given out by Stop Smoking Services as a Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

Another study was carried out by Dr Riccardo Polosa MD, PhD, who has stated:

“In asthmatic patients, we observed significant and stable improvements in respiratory symptoms, disease exacerbation rates and lung function already after 6 months of regular e-cigarette use, and persisting for up to 2 years“, said Polosa.