Entrance of Cannabidiol (CBD) vape oil has increased the popularity of vapes among users, claimed a recent report stating that Cannabis vape oil has risen as a trend in the past decade in the country.
Over 3.5 million Britons prefer to use e-cigarettes or vapes, stated the report citing latest statistical figures, adding that the use of tobacco cigarettes is increasingly becoming old-school.
Not only e-cigarettes are cheaper than traditional cigarettes in the long term, they are deemed less harmful in comparison to tobacco-infused cigarettes. PHE and other bodies in the UK estimate that vaping is 95 per cent safer than smoking, and carries just 0.5 per cent of the cancer risk.
Among liquids used in vapes, CBD oil has been seeing a spike in usage owing to its recreational effects as well as medicinal use. The cannabis-derived compound is known to have anti-nauseating features that ease the side effects of chemotherapy, said the report.
Cannabidiol is consumable in a variety of ways, but vaping is the quickest mode and is known to ease anxiety and stress.
The UK government is currently reviewing vape regulations, and strong arguments are being put forward for a relaxation of nicotine strengths, bottle sizes and tank strengths.
Meanwhile, it emerged last month that vaping products which do not meet UK standards (such as ones having a nicotine content of over 20mg) are making their way into unsuspecting convenience stores. This is coinciding with the booming demand for some disposable e-cigarette brands such as Elf Bar and Geek Bar, which some sellers are trying to capitalize on.
These disposable devices which are pre-filled with e-liquids and can be discarded after use, are rising in popularity with some retailers reportedly selling between 600 and 700 devices per week.
Over 53,000 devices of the GeekBars brand, a vape company hailing from China, are currently being sold weekly in the UK- up from approximately 2,000 in May- while thousands of devices are believed to be bought online, claimed Mail Online report.