This study provides evidence that e-cigarettes and NRT can reduce harm to smokers by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals The evidence would also seem to support Public Health England?s 2015 report that E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco
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?
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
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
Nicotine isn?t close in addictiveness to heroin ? or cocaine or any of the other drugs non-experts throw around to scare readers Lots of studies question common beliefs about nicotine?s addictiveness French expert Dr Etter found vaping far less addictive than smoking
Significantly lower levels of cancer causing chemicals TSNAs and VOCs were found in samples from former smokers using e-cigarettes only or NRT only compared with current smokers Their levels were lower than both those who smoked cigarettes only or smokers using either e-cigarette or NRT alongside cigarettes