Simon Usborne

Simon Usborne is a feature writer based in London. He worked for ten years at the Independent, where, among other things, he investigated a mysterious death, a forgotten fire and the unstoppable rise of Jägermeister. A freelance writer since 2016, he has contributed to the Guardian, GQ, Vogue, Tatler, BuzzFeed and ES Magazine, and writes travel stories for the Financial Times. He won travel writer of the year at the 2017 Press Awards.

Can vapes save the world from smoking?

E-cigarettes were invented by business, not medicine. But as more smokers make the switch, some health experts believe we’ve finally hit on something that could stub out smoking for good.