We all know about the dangers posed by cigarettes - but what about fake cigarettes?

The makers of SmokeStiks - which deliver a nicotine hit without the tobacco - have issued a warning about the perils of “cheap imitations”.

They urge consumers to beware of inferior copycat products from China that are “nowhere near the same quality” as SmokeStiks, promoted as a “much healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes”.

SmokeStiks, the press release boasts, are so good they have a “phenomenal” celebrity following including Kate Moss, Sarah Harding and Rhys Ifans - all huge advocates of the healthy lifestyle, we’re sure.