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3 e-cig studies to smack down the vaping haters

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In the age of fake news and alternative facts, vaping haters are spreading misinformation online like wildfire. As a result, many friends and family members of newbie vapers sometimes worry about their loved ones after switching to vaping. Other vapers might experience strangers turning up their noses whenever they vape in public. The next time that someone gives you grief about vaping, quote one of these three e-cig studies. Vaping haters will be left speechless

Vaping helps alleviate asthmatic symptoms.

For smokers who suffer from asthma, quitting smoking cold-turkey can lead to increased stress and anxiety which can only exacerbate their asthmatic symptoms. A vaping study published by lead author Dr. Riccardo Polosa of Italy’s University of Catalina suggests that switching to vaping can help transition the asthmatic smoker off of combustible tobacco without increasing the likelihood of asthma attacks. The Polosa study is entitled Effect of Smoking Abstinence and Reduction in Asthmatic Smokers Switching to Electronic Cigarettes: Evidence for Harm Reversal and is published in the US National Library of Medicine.

Vaping is significantly less carcinogenic than smoking.

Dr. Maciej Goniewicz is the lead author of the vaping study entitled, Exposure to Nicotine and Selected Toxicants in Cigarette Smokers Who Switched to Electronic Cigarettes: A Longitudinal Within-Subjects Observational Study. The paper can be found on the website for the Oxford Academic Nicotine and Tobacco Research. The Goniewicz research evaluates the levels of carcinogens related to e-cig vapor compared to those of combustible cigarettes. It also compares vaping to more conventional nicotine replacement therapies like nicotine gums and the patch for its effectiveness in overcoming tobacco addiction.

Smoking is 99% more carcinogenic than vaping.

The results of the Goniewicz rstudy is further supported by another vaping report entitled Comparing the cancer potencies of emissions from vapourised nicotine products including e-cigarettes with those of tobacco smoke which is readily available for review on the BMJ Tobacco Controlwebsite. The co-authors from the University of St. Andrews in the UK determined that vaping is 99% less carcinogenic than smoking. The scientists also refute similar studies which suggest the opposite point of view, claiming that the associated researchers intentionally manipulated the results by vaping at temperatures that were excessively high and unnatural.

There are reams of scientific data showing that vaping is significantly healthier than smoking. These are just a few of the latest examples. Perhaps the most famous report comes out of the UK from the Royal College of Physicians which states definitively that vaping is 95 percent less harmful than smoking overall. 

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