Safer Than Smoking Month News Articles

An international advocacy organisation has declared September to be “Safer Than Smoking” month and is encouraging vapers to use social media to make an impact. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) has provided many templates and includes a reference to a supporting piece of evidence which you can copy and paste.

smiling vaperNot only does this activity hope to raise the profile of vaping within society, but it also provides a demonstration to vapers of the wealth of research that supports the benefits of switching from smoking to vaping.

 

The importance of flavoured e-liquid:

#SaferThanSmoking  #SNEWS

“Our results clearly show a lower toxicity of e-liquids, including flavoured e-liquids, when compared to cigarette smoke condensate.”

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0887233318307768

 

#SaferThanSmoking  #SNEWS

“Aldehyde emissions from all flavoured liquids were 79–99.8% lower than smoking and lower than commonly measured indoor levels and occupational and indoor safety limits.”

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0278691518301339

 

#SaferThanSmoking  #SNEWS

“…flavours were added to the tobacco rod and the resultant smoke was analyzed for priority smoke constituents … addition of the flavors had no effect on, or reduced the levels of most of the measured smoke constituents.”

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273230015001245

 

#SaferThanSmoking  #SNEWS

“Overall, ECig vapour extracts showed significantly higher cell viability compared to Cigarette Smoke extract, based on a realistic-use rather than a standardized comparative level of exposure.”

https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/10/10/5146/htm

 

Electronic cigarettes lower the risk of cancer:

#SaferThanSmoking  #SNEWS

“Use of an ENDS with cigarette-like nicotine delivery can reduce exposure to a major pulmonary carcinogen, NNAL, even with concurrent smoking.”

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2213260021000229

 

#SaferThanSmoking  #SNEWS

“Our study indicated that the cytotoxicity of e-cigarette was far less than conventional cigarette at equivalent nicotine content in BEAS-2B cells.”

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651321005844

 

#SaferThanSmoking  #SNEWS

“Even if they should not be considered as risk-free products, E-cigarettes lead to an appreciable risk reduction in comparison to cigarettes, both for cancer and non-cancer diseases.”

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00204-020-02924-x

 

#SaferThanSmoking  #SNEWS

“This RCT found that nicotine salt pod systems for replacing cigarettes led to significant reduction in a primary pulmonary carcinogen, NNAL…1/4 of ecig participants were able to fully cease use of combustible cigarettes at week 6.”

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2773075

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

“The results of this study concorded with evidence that complete switching from combustible cigarettes to vapor products may reduce exposure to carcinogens and toxicants known to be associated with tobacco-related diseases.”

https://academic.oup.com/ntr/article/22/8/1285/5613490

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

“E-cigarette use was associated with significant decreases in exposure to nicotine and other chemicals such as benzene and acrolein, typically found in combustible cigarette smoke.”

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0021850217301155

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

“Results from this study suggest that e‐cigarettes may have reduced tumor promoter activity compared to conventional cigarettes and therefore may provide a safer alternative to cigarettes.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5435921/

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

“Long-term NRT-only and e-cigarette–only use…is associated with substantially reduced levels of measured carcinogens and toxins relative to smoking only combustible cigarettes.”

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M16-1107

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

“Comparisons of pollutants were made between e-cigarette vapor and tobacco smoke. Non-cancer risk analysis revealed No Significant Risk of harm to humans for samples from e-liquids. Cancer risks for e-liquids didn’t exceed the risk limit.”

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/08958378.2012.724728

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Most e-cigarettes had cancer potencies that were less than 1 percent of cigarette smoke, although a small minority had much higher potency than the others.

#SaferNicotine

https://lungdiseasenews.com/2017/08/25/

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

After switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes, nicotine exposure remains unchanged, while exposure to selected carcinogens and toxicants is substantially reduced.

#SaferNicotine

https://academic.oup.com/ntr/article-abstract/19/2/160/2631650

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Based on current knowledge, for patients with lung or other forms of cancer who would otherwise continue to smoke, e-cigarettes offer an alternative way to quit smoking while they undergo medical treatment.

#SaferNicotine

https://www.lungcancerjournal.info/article/S0169-5002(16)30323-3/fulltext

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Despite being tested with a more intense puffing regime, e-cigarette aerosol showed no acute cytotoxicity in this study when compared with traditional 3R4F reference cigarette smoke.

#SaferNicotine

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0887233315001228

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Under the study conditions cigarette smoke demonstrated a dose-dependent response that resulted in near-complete cell death after 6h exposure. In contrast, e-cigarette aerosol showed no decrease in tissue viability following 6h exposure.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0887233315001228

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

The levels in e-cig vapour is from 9 to 450-fold lower than those in the smoke from conventional cigarettes, and in many cases comparable to the trace amounts present in pharmaceutical nicotine inhaler

#SaferNicotine

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4154473/

 

Vaping is better for the heart:

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

There is no reliable evidence that e-cigarette use is associated with ever having had a myocardial infarction among never smokers.

#SaferNicotine

https://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(21)00290-7/fulltext

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Exclusive e-cigarette users have biomarker concentrations that are similar to those of former smokers who do not currently use tobacco, and lower than those of exclusive cigarette smokers.

#SaferNicotine

https://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2021/07/21/1055-9965.EPI-21-0140

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Electronic cigarette vaping improves arterial elastic properties and oxidative stress after 4mths of use. Tobacco cigarette smoking causes further impairment of arterial elasticity and oxidative stress during 4mths of use

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0278691520302775

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Blood lead levels, and urinary cadmium, barium, and antimony levels were similar between participants who ever-used e-cigarettes and participants who did not, and therefore, e-cigarette use was not a major source of heavy metals.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0946672X2030167X

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Tobacco Cigarette smokers, particularly females, demonstrate significant improvement in vascular health within 1 month of switching from TC to E-Cigarettes

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109719381938

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

E-cig…causes a smaller increase of arterial stiffness and oxidative stress, compared to a single normal cigarette… Replacement of normal cigarettes by…EC results in improved aortic elasticity and oxidative stress within 1 month.

https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/38/suppl_1/ehx493.P5166/4086509

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Human coronary artery endothelial cells show a biological response to cigarette smoke.

This response was not seen following exposure to e-cigarette aerosol.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376871616300473

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine without combustion of tobacco and appear to pose low-cardiovascular risk, at least with short-term use, in healthy users.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1050173816000530

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Heart rate increased from an avg of 65.7 at baseline to a peak of 80.3 5 minutes after the first administration under the tobacco cigarette condition. No significant changes in heart rate were observed for the e-cigarette.

#SaferNicotine

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2919621

 

Switching to vaping improves oral health:

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Several self-reported and randomized studies suggest that e‑cigarettes are a harm-reduction strategy that may improve the oral and general health of smokers and may contribute to smoking cessation.

https://jcda.ca/k7

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

A potential implication of these results is that flavorless E-liquids and their generated aerosol induce less tooth decay and periodontal disease than traditional cigarette smoke.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6949915/

 

#SaferThanSmoking #SNEWS

Periodontal inflammatory parameters are worse in cigarette-smokers than individuals vaping electronic cigarettes and never-smokers following FMUS (full-mouth ultrasonic scaling).

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30361795

Comments are closed here.