Secondhand Smoke VS Vapour

This month at VPZ we are looking at the effects of secondhand smoke vs second hand vapour so you can see the difference and hopefully, make the switch.


Did you know that being exposed to secondhand smoke carries the same dangers as physically smoking a cigarette? When exposed to secondhand smoke, the same gases and chemicals found in tobacco smoke are inhaled which means the risk of developing smoking related diseases are also increased as long term exposure to secondhand smoke can increase the risk of:


  • Coronary heart disease (risk increased by 25-30%)
  • Lung cancer and other cancers (risk increased by 20-30%)
  • Stroke (risk increased by 20-30%)
  • Increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other breathing problems

Secondhand smoke also poses a massive risk to children as children breathe faster than adults meaning that they take in more of the harmful chemicals produced by cigarette smoke than adults as their bodies are still developing.

Now, let’s have a look at how secondhand vapour compares by looking at recent study carried out by the California Department Of Public Health’s DR Michael Siegel.  Dr. Michael Siegel pointed out that the results for this report were obtained from a relatively small and non-ventilated vape shop, where many of the employees and 13 customers were actively vaping while the sampling was taking place, hence what would be considered a situation presenting a high level of exposure to second-hand vapor. However, given all these unfavourable conditions, the results still reported no dangerous levels of exposure to any hazardous chemicals.

So there you go, if you want to stop smoking don’t just do it for yourself but others around and you and VPZ are there to help you make the switch. With over 120 stores nationwide our vaping experts are on hand to guide you on your journey to becoming smoke free.