“Nicotine in both vapes and cigarettes paralyses small hairs in your body that cleans out the toxins.”

Mr McLean added: “If you are in a large crowd, move out to the edge of the crowd to have a smoke. If you’re at home, be aware of who is around you.

“It’s not about an outright ban of vaping but it’s about being responsible in when and where you’re vaping, and how many people are about when you are doing it.”