But it also makes clear that the e-cigarette users were formally smokers who only claimed to have finished smoking just six months previous to the study It seems quite unlikely that all the participants would have been able to quit cold turkey from smoking so abruptly when most e-cigarette converts get rid of cigarettes gradually For a detailed breakdown of the flaws in this report see our dedicated article: Vaping and Bladder Cancer ? The Latest Scare Story Explained
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?
The first thing to know is that for most users vaping is an alternative to the deadliest consumer product ever made: cigarettes The vast majority of regular users of vapor products are ex-smokers or current smokers Nothing compares to the health risks of setting plant material on fire and inhaling the smoke Half of lifelong smokers die prematurely from smoking-related disease
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
And that?s why Rahman now hopes to compare rates of wound healing in people who vape to rates in those who don?t For now however he?s worried that what he saw in the lab may indeed mimic risks to people
The study was carried out by researchers from a number of institutions including University College London and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (both in the US) Funding was provided by Cancer Research UK