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E-Cigarettes: Miracle or Menace?

Horizon, 2016 Episode 10 of 17

Michael Mosley investigates the dramatic rise in e-cigarettes. They're everywhere these days, but what does the latest scientific research on them reveal? Michael reveals what e-cigarettes are really doing to your health. Are they really better for you than cigarettes? What is actually in them? Is passive vapour harmful? And can they really stop you from smoking? Michael meets some of the scientists around the world studying them, asks a group of volunteers to try to give up smoking regular cigarettes using them, and even takes up 'vaping' himself, smoking an e-cigarette every day for a month to see the effects on his own health - no easy task for such a committed non-smoker.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Fri 1 Jul 2016 04:55


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Mosley
Series EditorSteve Crabtree
DirectorEmma Hatherley
ProducerEmma Hatherley

Should we switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes?


Weigh up the pros and cons of e-cigarettes, and find out how they compare with tobacco.