Study Shows E-Cigs are Far Less Toxic than Combustibles
Posted 19th Sep 2015 to Vaping News
Everyone has been talking about the recent Public Health England study that found e-cigs to be 95% less harmful than analog cigarettes. It’s great news that the medical community is finally recognising the potential value of e-cigs to public health. We’re thrilled that another study has recently been published in the journal, Cancer Prevention Research that shows e-cigs to be far less toxic than combustibles.
This is very important research, as vaping has come under fire in the recent years for containing chemicals that people are wary about. Study participants who switched from analog smoking to e-cigs showed a 52% decline in carbon monoxide exposure, and a 60% decline in their exposure to acrolein, which is a toxin that irritates the skin, eyes, and nasal passages. Acrolein is also believed to be a contributor to lung cancer among smokers.
The lead author of the study, Hayden McRobbie of the Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine, noted that smokers who want to reap the benefits of switching to e-cigs should completely give up analog cigarettes. He also noted that smokers should be encouraged “from finding that there is some potential health benefit as soon as they start the process” of switching.
So there you have it, even more research that suggests it’s time for the public to toss out their nasty, harmful, combustible cigs and switch to vaping.