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Vaping Study Proves E-Cigs ‘Substantially Improve’ Health

Vapor products are 95 percent safer than combustible cigarettes

Vaping Study Proves E-Cigs 'Substantially Improve’ Health

Vaping Study Proves E-Cigs ‘Substantially Improve’ Health

A study that finds that switching to vaping considerably cuts health risks was released this month, as reported by Science Daily and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Scientists found that people who swapped smoking regular cigarettes for e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for at least six months, had much lower levels of toxic and cancer causing substances in their body than people who continued to use conventional cigarettes.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) say that there are concerns that e-cigarettes will increase tobacco smoking by renormalising the act of smoking, acting as a gateway to smoking in young people, and being used for temporary, not permanent, abstinence from smoking.

However, RCP continues, the available evidence to date indicates that e-cigarettes are being used almost exclusively as safer alternatives to smoked tobacco, by confirmed smokers who are trying to reduce harm to themselves or others from smoking, or to quit smoking completely.

Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK’s director of cancer prevention, said: “Around a third of tobacco-caused deaths are due to cancer, so we want to see many more of the UK’s 10 million smokers break their addiction.”

“This study adds to growing evidence that e-cigarettes are a much safer alternative to tobacco, and suggests the long term effects of these products will be minimal.”

The Daily Caller reports that this was a joint study conducted by researchers from University College London, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and it refutes recent assertions from the surgeon general and CDC claiming vaping is harmful to health and a potential gateway to smoking addiction.

“In the UK they’ve looked at all the science that exists and say vapor products are 95 percent safer than combustible cigarettes, and argue for that reason our government needs to be promoting them, not restricting them,” said Abboud. “That mindset, which is based upon science, is held across the board in England.”

The CDC released a report Dec. 8 condemning vaping as an unhealthy practice and warned vaping poses a significant risk to youth. Localities across the U.S. are implementing regulations treating vaping the same way as traditional cigarettes, with some measures slapping punitive the industry with taxes as high as 40 percent.

Republican Rep. Tom Cole and Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday eliminating the onerous requirement from the FDA forcing manufacturers to submit products for approval that are already on the market. They argue this will help keep thousands of vendors and manufacturers in business.

2 Comments on Vaping Study Proves E-Cigs ‘Substantially Improve’ Health

  1. Another global warming type article. You can find more “scientific” articles on the harmfulness of “e-cigs”…..just like the Hemp people are saying that the medical use of Marijuana is OK…but in fact what their goal is to get it legalized for “recreational use” and make money.
    One of the State Reps, Vito Barbari has an e-cig shop in Post Falls, so him either being involved in or promoting this behavior is really a conflict of interest. I do not know if he is…..but buyer beware, anything you are inhaling cannot be good for you!

    • The ones I have seen are mostly taking only the parts of the study they like, sure it produces formaldehyde, if you run it at temperatures that would blister your mouth, and so on. I have read quite a bit, the devil is in the details. So far what I have seen is that the nay-sayers on vaping have been cherry picking details enough to make me wonder…

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