Compelling New Studies that Support the Vaping Community
Sadly, anti-vaping propaganda doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Unsurprisingly, there are still countless people around the world who believe that vaping is just as bad as smoking cigarettes, if not worse. Of course, a lot of these vaping myths come from the fact that the industry is relatively new, meaning that we haven’t had a long enough period of time to study the long-term effects of this wildly popular hobby.
The good news is that vaping has finally been around long enough for researchers to really take a good look at how this activity affects the body. Many studies have compared the effects of vaping to the effects of smoking in an attempt to convince the general public that we should be a more vape-friendly society. After all, it’s widely believed that vaping doesn’t put the user at risk of all of the life-threatening ailments that smoking does.
New Vaping Study #1: Nicotine by Itself Puts Vapers at Minimal Risk of Harm
A recent study examined the long-term effects of nicotine intake in an effort to prove that nicotine by itself isn’t nearly as harmful as the many other ingredients that are found in tobacco cigarettes. The report aims to change social attitudes regarding vaping so that we as a society can stop associating the sometimes-high nicotine levels in e-liquids with serious health risks. The idea is that as social attitudes regarding nicotine change, we can be more accepting of vaping as a better alternative to smoking.
In the report, it was pointed out that demonstrated how there is no evidence to support the fact that nicotine increases a person’s chances of developing cancer. It went on to criticize the way in which smoking cessation methods focus on getting a person off of nicotine rather than cigarettes.
New Vaping Study #2: Vaping is a Highly Successful Smoking Cessation Tool
We know that virtually no smoking cessation tool on the market besides vaping is renowned for its effectiveness. A new study confirmed this belief by testing the success rates of various smoking cessation tools such as nicotine patches and nicotine gums, as well as vaping products.
The study concluded that vaping gives a smoker the best chance at quitting cigarettes for good. Because of the way in which e-liquid is vaporized, the user is more likely to experience the same satisfaction that they get from cigarettes.
It’s also important to note that vaping is a more successful way of quitting than the cold turkey method. While the cold turkey method works for some, most people tend to resume smoking within a year of quitting.
New Vaping Study #3: E-Liquid Products are Far Less Toxic than Tobacco Cigarettes
One of the most groundbreaking reports regarding vaping came from JAMA in December of 2018. The study set out to compare the levels of toxins in the bodies of those who vape compared to those who smoke cigarettes. The researchers used biomarkers to test the urine of participants, looking for specific toxins that are known to contribute to serious illnesses like cancer.
This study, amazingly, found that vaping is 98 percent less toxic than smoking cigarettes. Because e-liquid products don’t contain all of the carcinogens and other toxins that are found in cigarette tobacco, a vaper is not at risk of absorbing these toxins into their body regardless of how frequently they vape.
It also found that over 80 percent of vapers are former cigarette smokers, proving again that vaping is a highly successful way to quit smoking cigarettes. Many of the vapers managed to exclusively vape rather than both vape and smoke regularly.
What Does This Mean for the Vaping Community?
Despite the many studies showing how vaping is a great alternative to smoking, the general public isn’t fully convinced. The FDA, as we know, is constantly finding ways to go after the vaping community while the American Lung Association hasn’t yet warmed up to the idea of using e-liquid products to quit smoking. Still, vapers believe that more studies like these will lead to a more vape-friendly attitude in the years to come.
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