Harm reduction advocate Charles Gardner said: “What happens when researchers who have no big tobacco or vape industry ties … talk about the latest findings on nicotine vape safety and efficacy for smoking cessation? A breath of fresh air.” He was referring to a new podcast series hosted by Oxford University’s Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson.
Cigarettes and other tobacco products kill more than 8 million people every year, cause long-term disease, and ends up costing £Billions healthcare around the world. Millions of people have swapped smoking for vaping, which has upset many public health “experts”. They speak at length about the unknown dangers of vaping, but two professors at Oxford University believe any harm caused by vaping is totally outweighed by the benefits of no longer smoking.
The two main organisations in the United Kingdom that have dedicated themselves to opposing the tobacco industry are Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). The toughest criticism of and opposition to vaping ought to come from them, so what do they think?
New research published in the Respiratory Medicine journal shows that even partially switching from smoking to vaping leads to bronchial improvements in the lungs. The findings have led a leading biochemist/immunologist to proclaim that opponents to vaping need to stop vilifying dual use of ecigs and cigarettes as the benefits are clear and can lead to complete tobacco abstinence.
A peer reviewed research study in Toxicological Research & Application has found that vaping has “minimal” impact on the way cells produce proteins. Their work used cutting edge toxicity testing techniques that keeps the human cells alive while investigating the action of vapour. They compared their findings with those produced by cigarette smoke.
Following an incredible period of bad press recently, vaping could benefit from a boost. Fortunately, it has received one this week with the release of a new documentary Made by Yorkshire Cancer Research, Vaping Demystified is a new film which explores the safety of vaping and how it can help smokers to quit. It was produced in an attempt to reduce smoking-related death.
Three of the main arguments used by people who wish for tighter control on vaping are that they attract teens, lead them onto smoking cigarettes, and that vaping is inherently dangerous. All three lines of attack are now holed below the waterline as the latest report by Public Health England (PHE) finds vaping is still at least 95% safer than smoking and far more effective than NRT gum, spray or patch – and another by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) finds there is no evidence for a gateway effect... Read More