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
When it comes to convincing experts (or in the case of politicians experts) you?ll want to bring out the big guns Vapers have a variety of major literature reviews that look at lots of evidence and conclude that vaping is much safer than smoking Here are some of the best:
This was a cross-sectional study that drew comparisons on exposure to nicotine and other tobacco-related toxins and carcinogens in the following groups:
Some e-cigarette users were dependent on nicotine-containing e-cigarettes but these products were less addictive than tobacco cigarettes Etter and Eissenberg said E-cigarettes may be as or less addictive than nicotine gums which themselves are not very addictive
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?