For anyone who has ever tried to vape in a public place, coming in contact with vaping haters is a normal part of life. The sideways glances, turned-up noses, and dirty looks are one thing, but when these ill-informed idiots start voicing their unsolicited opinions publicly, vapers need to be armed with a quick retort.
Instead of resorting to fisticuffs, quote one of these four e-cigs studies instead! Your expert knowledge of vaping science will leave them simply dumbfounded!
1. Vaping is 95 percent healthier than smoking.
According to a report published by the Royal College of Physicians in the UK entitled Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco harm reduction, electronic cigarettes are up to 95 percent safer and healthier than conventional cigarettes. These numbers rise even higher when the e-liquid inside is completely nicotine-free. The UK report also makes clear that “Smoking is the biggest avoidable cause of death and disability, and social inequality in health.” Furthermore, the science suggests that e-cigs and vaping technology have the potential to substantially reduce the worldwide smoking population by 50% or more.
2. E-cigs are up to 98 percent lower in cancer-causing toxins.
In February 2017, an organization called UK Cancer Research published data indicating that smokers who switch to vaping can decrease their related carcinogenic intake by as much as 98 percent. The study involved the monitoring of 181 former and current smokers. Throughout the course of the study, biomarker samples of urine and saliva were regularly collected and analyzed for levels of carcinogens, other toxins, and nicotine content.
The e-cig study concludes that “bodily level exposure to established and important smoking-related carcinogens and toxicants is reduced by between 56 percent to 97 percent in long-term e-cigarette users who have stopped smoking completely, compared with tobacco cigarette smokers.” The study entitled Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional Study is published in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
3. E-cig vapors contains the same level of trace metals as ambient air.
In January 2017, scientists from William Carey University (WCU) and Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) joined forces for a research project that completely disproves a popular myth that e-cig vapor is filled with a wide array of noxious trace metals. The scientists conclude that when e-liquids are heated to recommended vaping temperatures of approximately 350 degrees or less, the related vapor contains no more trace metals than normal, everyday air.
The scientists also discuss other “studies” that offer opposing conclusions, claiming that the researchers involved in these bogus studies often manipulate the heating temperatures to excessive heights of perhaps 800 degree or more – which naturally leads to an increase in trace metals found in the related vapor. The WCU/LMU e-cig study entitled Trace Metals Derived from Electronic Cigarette (ECIG) Generated Aerosol: Potential Problem of ECIG Devices That Contain Nickel is readily available online via the website Frontiers in Physiology.
4. Vaping is not a gateway to teen smoking.
When public health organizations like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began claiming that vaping leads to an increase in teen smoking rates, a university professor by the name of Kenneth Warner thought he smelled something fishy. So, he decided to conduct his own research.
The result is an e-cig study entitled Monitoring the Future which shows the direct opposite to be true. Vaping is not a gateway. It’s more of a roadblock. The conclusions of Warner’s research have been published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Forbes Magazine has even boasted of Warner’s findings, as well.
So, the next time some vaping hater gives you grief about vaping in public, quote some of these e-cig studies as your defense. Vaping is not the same as smoking, and anyone who thinks otherwise is just plain wrong!
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