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Studies on Ecig Vapour Show It’s Better for Your Body Than Cigarette Smoke

Posted 11th Nov 2016 to Vaping News

 

It is generally accepted that vaping is much better for your body than smoking, but tests are needed to determine health effects. Various studies have shown that ecigarette vapour, both firsthand and secondhand, is much less harmful than cigarette smoke.

Study on human heart cells showed no effect from vaping

Much of the heart disease risk from smoking comes from the additional stress load that smoking adds to the already busy job your heart has of pumping blood through your body. In this study, Researchers exposed heart cells to cigarette smoke and ecigarette vapour and found that the ecig vapour did not cause any stress response at all, where tobacco smoke did. This makes a good case for those with a high heart disease risk in the family or who suffer from other conditions which could lead to heart disease to make the switch to vaping.

Secondhand vapour not harmful to you or bystanders

Many studies have been done on the toxicology of secondhand tobacco smoke, and the mutual consensus is that it can affect the lungs of people who are constantly exposed to it almost as much as cigarettes can. Secondhand vapour, however, does not have these ill effects. While vapour isn’t completely free from particulates and other chemicals, they appear in such low concentrations that they do not pose any harm to bystanders.

Recent study shows vaping does not cause cell mutations

A groundbreaking study was recently released which showed that smoking cigarettes causes cell mutations which can lead to cancer throughout most of the body, but more so in the lungs, larynx and mouth. British American Tobacco released its own study shortly after which showed that vaping does not cause similar mutations. The BAT study used a method called the Ames test to show mutations in bacteria, while the original study used examination of over 5,000 cancers, so the methodologies were very different - and it was from a tobacco company. However, the Ames test is a common method of discovering how likely it is that something causes mutations.

The study results were that no mutations were observed in the five different strains of bacteria which were tested, where the same test done with cigarette smoke showed that mutations started within 24 minutes of exposure - if nothing else, this puts rest to the myth that just one cigarette once in awhile is fine.

Clearly a more comprehensive study has to be done by a body without any commercial interest in the matter, but the initial findings are promising.

 

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