The title says the real dangers but we?ll also look at all the things people point at when they claim vaping poses risks which they do all the time Why are they so bothered? Well on a superficial level vaping looks like smoking and that?s enough to scare a whole lot of people Since there may be no real dangers let?s say we?re exploring the potential dangers of vaping
Electronic cigarettes produce high levels of aldehyde only in dry puff conditions in which the liquid overheats causing a strong unpleasant taste that e-cigarette users detect and avoid explained the scientists Under normal vaping conditions aldehyde emissions are minimal even in new-generation high-power e-cigarettes
The researchers conclude: Former smokers with long-term e-cigarette-only or NRT-only use may obtain roughly similar levels of nicotine compared with smokers of combustible cigarettes only but results varied Long-term NRT-only and e-cigarette-only use but not dual use of NRTs or e-cigarettes with combustible cigarettes is associated with substantially reduced levels of measured carcinogens and toxins relative to smoking only combustible cigarettes
Another source that?s just as ill-informed comes from a press release on a study concerning the bladder cancer risk that e-cigarettes pose An abstract piece of research this quickly gained global headline coverage because of the scaremongering way in which the research was carried out and then relayed Though we haven?t been able to find the actual study itself working from the insight of Dr Farsalinos of e-cigarette research reveals a few interesting facts
A couple weeks ago we looked at the most common lies and exaggerations about vaping that the news media spread But how do you respond? You know like when you get the dreaded e-mail from your aunt with a link to something in the Huffington Post
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?