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
The Daily Mirror included a quote from professor Kevin Fenton national director of health and wellbeing at Public Health England who added: This study provides further evidence that switching to e-cigarettes can significantly reduce harm to smokers with greatly reduced exposure to carcinogens and toxins
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?
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
In the lab Rahman and his colleagues grew lung fibroblasts in Petri dishes Then they cut into the community of growing cells to mimic a wound Afterward they exposed the growing cells to e-cigarette vapors
Use these resources for education Most people simply don?t know much (or anything) about vaping All they know is what they see in the popular press and on television and social media It?s not their fault We can?t expect everyone to be an expert of everything But we need to gain their support