There have been junk studies claiming that vaping actually reduces the number of smokers who quit Wrong says this study from a group of top-notch British cessation experts They also show that vapers are more likely than those who use other methods to not relapse
The key here is to not believe everything you read which is often easier said than done When reading an article on a topic you care and wish to know more about make sure the article comes from a reputable source that it is factual and doesn?t manipulate research to suit the viewpoint it?s trying to get across If you?re concerned about whether or not e-cigarettes are safe then looking to trusted medical companies is a good place to start For example we looked at an article by Cancer Research UK; ?New study comes the closest yet to proving that e-cigarettes aren?t as dangerous as smoking? This article presents a balanced argument acknowledging that trustworthy research has struggled to keep pace with the popularity of vaping whilst nodding at their high levels of safety in comparison to traditional cigarettes
When Irfan Rahman talked to young vapers some complained of bleeding mouths and throats And these bloody sores seemed slow to heal Such reports concerned this toxicologist at the University of Rochester in New York So he decided to investigate what the vapors inhaled from electronic cigarettes might be doing to mouth cells
Fibroblasts make up the connective tissues that keep organs in place But when injured these cells morph into wound-healers If you cut your hand fibroblasts are the guys that are going to come in and help heal it explains Rahman
Participants were asked to visit a laboratory after not eating drinking or using combustible cigarettes or other nicotine products for an hour before their visit During the appointment the participants filled in a questionnaire including questions on sociodemographic and smoking characteristics
Fake news is usually written in a way that deliberately avoids explicitly defining the finer details of the topic of the article For example The Ashtray Blog points to an article on the prevalence of dripping amongst teenagers which not only used false figures but also did ?everything they could to make dripping sound like a form of drug abuse [whilst] every piece of coverage did a monumentally awful job of explaining what dripping actually is? This type of evasion is typical of biased reporting which tries its best to avoid facts and figures that don?t support the view it?s trying to put forward Another typical tactic is using evasive language to say something without explicitly stating it eg using words such as ?could?