New BBC Documentary "E-Cigarettes: Miracle or Menace"

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.