For anyone who has ever attempted to vape in a public place, dealing with the negative attitudes of vaping haters can often be quite embarrassing. The sideways glances and scowling faces are one thing, but the aggressive insults is something entirely different. The next time that someone misquotes the facts about vaping, use these three scientific studies to shut them down.
1. E-cig vapor is 98 percent less toxic than cigarette smoke.
A group of British scientists from the organization UK Cancer Research has recently published data that proves e-cig vapor contains the same levels of toxic chemicals and carcinogens as normal, everyday air. In the study entitled Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional Study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the UK team monitored a group of 181 smokers and vapers by collecting and analyzing their biomarkers of salvia and urine. What they discovered is that e-cig vapor is between 56 to 98 percent less toxic that conventional tobacco smoke.
2. Vaping is 95 percent healthier than smoking.
Just days before the FDA deeming regulations were first announced in 2016, the Royal College of Physicians in the UK published a groundbreaking study entitled Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco harm reduction. The result of their research show that vaping is up to 95 percent safer and healthier than smoking combustible cigarettes. Furthermore, UK physicians are now actively encouraging vaping as a smoking cessation tool, and England has seen the lowest smoking rates in British history since 1974.
3. Trace metals in e-cig vapor are of the same levels as ambient air.
In January 2017, scientists from two American universities - William Carey University (WCU) and Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) – published the results of a recent vaping study which disproves the myth that e-cig vapor is full of noxious trace metals. The study entitled Trace Metals Derived from Electronic Cigarette (ECIG) Generated Aerosol: Potential Problem of ECIG Devices That Contain Nickel is readily available for review on Frontiers in Physiology.
According to the report, the public-at-large is being intentionally mislead about the perceived dangers of e-cigarettes through bogus research that involved the manipulation of the heating coils in vaping technology to astronomical levels. The WCU/LMU team proves that – when vaping devices are used properly and at normal temperatures of 350 degrees or less, the resulting vapor contains the same levels of trace metals found in ambient air.
So, the next time you have a run-in with a vaping hater, quote some of these research studies in your defense. Vaping haters love to spout misinformation. By proving that you know what you are talking about, maybe you can get them to shut their piehole!