Another reputable source is the BBC whose article ?More than half of UK vapers have given up smoking? addresses a few things such as the decrease in smokers in the UK alongside the rise of e-cigarette users They also state quite clearly that vaping is much less harmful than smoking ? a fact we?ve known for some time now The article is balanced and doesn?t scaremonger or present a bias towards either side of the for and against arguments For a more thorough breakdown see here
Every vaper has heard the maddening claim that candy and fruit flavors are aimed at children We know that adult vapers use flavors to get away from the experience of burning tobacco We know it because we?ve all experienced it!
One of the first things he notes is that the study only has a small amount of participants with 13 e-cigarette users being the maximum Usually this would be a sample number in order to begin a hypothesis Here however this is the maximum and final amount of e-cigarettes users examined meaning the researcher makes a generic statement for all e-cigarette users on the basis of only 13 people The study states that
Vapers inhale those same gases and particles into their lungs Rahman wondered what effects those vapors might have on cells there One gauge would be to test how long any lung-cell damage took to heal And his latest data confirm that e-cigarette vapors also make it hard for lung cells to repair damage
After switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes nicotine exposure remains unchanged while exposure to selected carcinogens and toxicants is substantially reduced the authors wrote
The study involving 181 smokers or ex-smokers has been described as landmark as it is thought to be the first (or at least one of the first) looking at long-term vaping outcomes in real world users Previous studies of this kind have mainly relied on laboratory equipment or animal research to estimate the long-term effects of e-cigarettes