A common problem raised about e-cigarettes is that there has been hardly any research conducted to know whether or not they are 100% safe. Well this isn’t entirely true…
While more studies should certainly be done to fully understand the long-term effects of switching to e-cigarettes (both good and bad), in recent years the number of research on e-cigarettes has greatly increased. In fact, you might have noticed that e-cigarettes are under quite an intense microscope right now.
However, not all of these studies have been widely publicized – and have many of them been unable attract attention from the media circus that anti-vaping advocates have been creating.
So in case you missed them, here are some recent studies that vaper haters like to ignore:
- Vaping doesn’t automatically lead to smoking – In actuality, a 2014 survey concluded that only three participants out of a 1300-person test group started smoking tobacco cigarettes after trying nicotine by using an e-cigarette.
- No combustible toxins in secondhand vapor – An Oxford research team discovered when they analyzed secondhand vapor that it contained only trace amounts nicotine and no combustible toxins whatsoever. The study solidified the fact that vapor from e-cigarettes does not contain any of the flammable toxins that tobacco smoke does.
- E-liquid doesn’t harm the heart – After testing 20 different brands of e-liquid, a widely respected medical journal published findings that absolutely none caused adverse side effects to a person’s cardiovascular health.
- E-liquid doesn’t harm the lungs – Greek researchers compared 30 people (half smokers, half non-smokers) and concluded that secondhand smoke had a significantly greater effect on lung function than first-hand vapor.
- E-cigs fires and explosions are rare – Studies by the U.S. Fire Administration surmised that e-cigarette users were NOT at a higher risk of fire injury or death. Moreover, they reported that e-cigarette explosions are an extremely rare occurrence. Of the 2.5 million vapers, there have been only 25 reported instances of an e-cigarette exploding. Luckily, none of these incidents resulted in fatality—although, there were nine injuries.
- More vaping pros than cons – An England university released a scathing review saying that even though more research is needed to fill the gaps of knowledge, the wealth of existing research fails to provide a justification for regulating e-cigarettes more strictly than tobacco cigarettes.
- Doctors are beginning to accept e-cigarettes – In 2013, one state’s healthcare professionals were surveyed and most felt e-cigarettes could be helpful to getting people to quit smoking. Additionally, 35% said they have (or would) recommend e-cigarettes to patients who wanted to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes.
You can find links to all of these studies and more in our Knowledge Center.
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Gianna Del Monte is the Brand Manager at VaporFi. She has been in the vaping industry since June 2015 and has extensive experience in successfully managing and marketing a variety of new vapor product launches. Originally from New Jersey, Gianna has lived in the Miami area for the last 5 years.
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