There are so many misleading vape studies written by vaping haters floating around online these days, and many of them are even funded by the U.S. government. In fact, just last week, Dr. Enid Neptune from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) wrote a letter to the Washington Post stating that the FDA’s recently announced plan to postpone the deeming regulations is bad for public health. In the published article, the marvel of medical misinformation Dr. Neptune even states that nicotine can be a “gateway drug.”
Really? A gateway drug to what, exactly? Maybe this doctor should read better research, because nicotine can be found in lots of common foods, like tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant, just to name a few.
Here are four research studies based on scientific evidence that vapers can quote to morons like Dr. Neptune (her name sounds like some evil cartoon character or the arch nemesis of Superman, by the way) and other misinformed vaping haters.
Electronic cigarettes and Asthmatic Smokers
Lead author Dr. Riccardo Polosa confirms that the use of electronic cigarettes has no harmful side effects on the respiratory system. For doctors of asthmatic patents, the possible recommendations of vaping devices as a smoking cessation tool can provide a significant improvement in their quality of life by reducing the levels of smoking related symptoms and asthma-related flair ups. The study entitled Effect of Smoking Abstinence and Reduction in Asthmatic Smokers Switching to Electronic Cigarettes: Evidence for Harm Reversal is readily available in the US National Library of Medicine on the National Institutes of Health website.
Vaping reduces carcinogen exposure
According to this e-cig study conducted by lead author Dr. Maciej Goniewicz, vaping is significantly less carcinogenic than smoking of conventional cigarettes. The research also shows that e-cigs are not only less toxic, but they are highly effective as a smoking cessation tool compared to more traditional Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs) like “the patch” and nicotine gums. Entitled Exposure to Nicotine and Selected Toxicants in Cigarette Smokers Who Switched to Electronic Cigarettes: A Longitudinal Within-Subjects Observational Study, the report is published for review via the Oxford Academic Nicotine and Tobacco Research.
Vaping is more effective than conventional NRTs
This vape study conducted by lead author Dr. Jamie Brown of the Cancer Research UK Health Behavior Research Centre supports the findings of the previously mentioned study. According to the report, “Among smokers who have attempted to stop without professional support, those who use e-cigarettes are more likely to report continued abstinence than those who used a licensed NRT product bought over-the-counter or no aid to cessation.” The study entitled Real-world effectiveness of e-cigarettes when used to aid smoking cessation: a cross-sectional population study can be located in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health (NLM/NIH).
Vaping is 99% less carcinogenic than smoking
The UK e-cig study entitled Comparing the cancer potencies of emissions from vapourised nicotine products including e-cigarettes with those of tobacco smoke is available for review on the BMJ Tobacco Control website. Research led by scientists from Britain’s University of St Andrews not only suggest that vaping is safer and healthier, the co-authors also take aim at lesser quality “vape studies” that intentionally crank up the heat of the vaping technology used in their research to intentionally or unwittingly modify the scientific results. Cranking up the heat to impossibly high levels that would never be used in real life only increases the carcinogen levels proportionally.
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