An oft-quoted saying is that people smoke for the nicotine, but they die from the tar. Nicotine has become synonymous with the dangers posed by smoking but ecig vapour doesn’t contain the tar, carbon monoxide or almost all the toxins found in cigarette smoke. Moreover, there are some surprising advantages to using nicotine.
In 2015, Public Health England addressed a number of myths surrounding vaping. Now, following Britain leaving the European Union, the section of Public Health England responsible for electronic cigarettes has been moved to the UK Health Security Agency. The Agency has recently revisited the topic to clean up the myths around e-cigarettes.
The United Kingdom has achieved a level of success in reducing smoking rates that is unrivalled around the world. This has been achieved thanks to millions of ex-smokers switching tobacco for vape products – and this in turn was only possible due to the women pushing the case for vaping from universities, consumers groups, and general advocacy groups.
We know that cigarette smoke contains over 7,000 toxic compounds that are absent in the vapour produced by electronic cigarettes. An American toxicological study, published in open access in JAMA Network, measured for the presence of 55 indicators of proven or potential other toxins in the urine of over 3,000 adults. This landmark study confirms the reduced harm of vaping instead of smoking.
Dr Sharon Cox has spoken about her team’s randomised controlled trial based in multiple homeless centres in the UK. The study looks at smokers experiencing homelessness and compares delivering the usual support with offering electronic cigarette starter kits. This trial can take place thanks to funding from the National Institute for Health Research.
A team at University College London completes four data reviews per year looking at the trends in electronic cigarette use. Professors Kock, West, Beard, Kale, and Brown have been keeping a check on vaping since it began to take off in England and have conducted many related studies. The first analysis of 2022 displays that e-cigs remain to go-to choice for smokers looking to quit.
Some people are currently claiming that vaping damages human DNA and can cause cancer, but what does the evidence show? Dr Caitlin Notley and Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, both leading experts in this field, have looked at the research and spoken out against such false statements.
Michael Pesko is a health economist and Associate Professor at Georgia State University. He is an acknowledged expert on vaping due to his research interests including electronic cigarettes, tobacco control, and cancer prevention. He’s spoken about attitudes to electronic cigarettes in a forthright manner.
Anyone who’s ever smoked can tell you how hard it is to quit smoking. It takes willpower and determination like you wouldn’t believe. You may have tried patches, gum, sprays and all manner of other things without success but don’t despair. Millions have already gave up smoking as a result of discovering e-cigarettes and you can too. The feeling of inhaling vapour is so similar to smoking that the feeling off loss is minimised – and you’re ditching 3000+ killer chemicals along the way! Find out more about the best... Read More