Another reputable source is the BBC whose article ?More than half of UK vapers have given up smoking? addresses a few things such as the decrease in smokers in the UK alongside the rise of e-cigarette users They also state quite clearly that vaping is much less harmful than smoking ? a fact we?ve known for some time now The article is balanced and doesn?t scaremonger or present a bias towards either side of the for and against arguments For a more thorough breakdown see here
Vapers inhale those same gases and particles into their lungs Rahman wondered what effects those vapors might have on cells there One gauge would be to test how long any lung-cell damage took to heal And his latest data confirm that e-cigarette vapors also make it hard for lung cells to repair damage
However the most shocking aspect of this article is that the author describes dripping as the action of ?dropping e-cigarette liquid onto the hot coils of the device to produce more smoke and flavor? What dripping actually is is directly applying e-liquid to the coil and wick within the e-cig whilst it is at room temperature This soaks the wick enabling you to happily vape away However as dripping means you have to build a custom atomizer and wrap and connect a coil yourself it seems a little far-fetched that this is a habit many teenagers will have taken up The research this article uses also bases its study on the usage of tobacco; which e-cigarettes don?t even contain
The researchers recruited participants from Greater London by placing advertisements in newspapers and online posters in pharmacies and though marketing companies
You need ammunition to fight back Most of those stories are based on a single poorly done study that proves nothing What if you had serious robust studies about every anti-vaping talking point that you could use to answer Aunt Ruth?
Is vaping dangerous? Every day we see the stories in newspapers and on television about vaping health risks Usually they?re centered on the study du jour Maybe it?s a chemical today Yesterday it was exploding batteries Last week it was the increase in teenage vaping Next month some new vaping danger will grab the headlines But what is the reality? Do the risks of vaping outweigh the rewards?