Thanks to fake news and alternative facts being spread around social media like wildfire, vaping haters are grossly misinformed about the health benefits of e-cigarettes. From conspiracy theories that vaping is a gateway to teen smoking and bogus news reports secretly funded by Big Pharma, learning the truth about e-cigs can sometimes be a difficult task. The next time someone gives you a dirty look for vaping in public, try quoting one of these e-cig studies from truly reputable scientific institutions.
Vaping helps asthmatic smokers
Stress levels can influence the occurrence of asthmatic symptoms, and quitting smoking is one of the most stressful endeavors imaginable. Physicians around the world are now recommending vaping as a smoking cessation tool for their asthmatic patients, according to a research paper entitled, Effect of Smoking Abstinence and Reduction in Asthmatic Smokers Switching to Electronic Cigarettes: Evidence for Harm Reversal. The report is available for review in the US National Library of Medicine.
Vaping is 99% less carcinogenic than smoking.
According to research published by a team of UK scientists from the University of St. Andrews, e-cigarettes produce 99% less carcinogens and cancer-causing substances than combustible tobacco products. The researchers also take issue with bogus studies secretly funded by conspiracy theorists whose scientists often intentionally crank up the heat on related vaping devices to skew the study’s results. In doing so, the carcinogens measured in the e-cig vapor escalate dramatically, and therefore, cannot be trusted. The UK study entitled Comparing the cancer potencies of emissions from vapourised nicotine products including e-cigarettes with those of tobacco smoke can be located on the BMJ Tobacco Controlwebsite.
Vaping is more effective than “the patch.”
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,” vaping is proven to be more effective in quitting smoking than other forms of Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs). Before vaping rose to popularity, nicotine patches, gums, and lozenges were the most commonly sold NRTs. These “Big Pharma” alternatives are now being overthrown for the more effective, less expensive, and no-subscription-required vaping devices. The study can be located on in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health (NLM/NIH).