Highly regarded Family Physician Dr. Robert Cranfield recently conducted a new medical study on vaping to determine if any adverse health effects result from using electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation device. He tracked some 573 participants split into three distinct groups, each of which had been vaping for three years or more:
- Previous smokers who switched to vaping after a diagnosis of a particular medical disorder.
- Previous smokers who switched to vaping while reporting no previous adverse effects from smoking.
- Those who vape for pure enjoyment while never having previously tried tobacco cigarettes.
What Cranfield discovered is that after three years of use, vapers in the first group witnessed a nearly 62% decrease in the severity of their previously diagnosed health problems and related symptoms. Medical issues surveyed in the study include high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, chronic bronchitis, shortness of breath, emphysema, recurring respiratory ailments, and several disorders relating to heart disease, including heart attacks, strokes, and palpitations. And when all 573 participants were asked to rate their personal level of health before and after engaging in vaping, 96% reported feeling significantly healthier than before they discovered electronic cigarettes.
Is second-hand vapor bad for you?
In Dr. Cranfield’s new medical study on vaping, he references the CDC’s widespread claim that vaping acts as a gateway to smoking of traditional tobacco cigarettes. But according to his research, the opposite is true. When tracking the participates who were active vapers for three or more years without having ever picked up a tobacco cigarette previously, all of them remained completely tobacco-free some three years later.
His findings also note that none of the people in this group reported developing any new adverse medical effects of any kind after becoming a vaping enthusiast. According to the U.S. Department of Health, there are over 480,000 deaths per year attributed to smoking tobacco. Of those, nearly 42,000 are from second-hand smoke-related issues.
By encouraging the American public to choose e-cigs and vaping devices instead of tobacco products, Cranfield suggests that the U.S. government could save a whopping $309 billion in healthcare costs and lost productivity over the next few years. According to the new medical study on vaping, Cranfield also predicts that over 456,000 lives could be saved in the United States alone.
Other interesting statistics
By tracking the 573 participants, Canfield discovered that the age of a typical vaper who is also a previous smoker is about 36-years old. Those who have been vaping for more than three years tend to be almost 40. And those who have been vaping for more than 3 years without having been a previous smoker of tobacco products are somewhat younger. This group averages around 30-years of age, which is a far cry from the teenage high schooler age that the media often suggests. The most popular nicotine content is 3gm, and almost 50% of previous smokers-turned-vapers used to smoke about one pack of cigarettes per day. 36% were two-pack-a-day smokers.
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