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Study confirms less toxins in vaping

9th February 2017

Study confirms less toxins in vapingecig

As reported by both the BBC and Evening Standard this week:

  • Scientists at University College London found out new information.
  • A study where participants switched from smoking to vaping had far less toxins. Also, they have less cancer causing substances in their bodies.

Cancer Research UK funded this study. It involved just under 200 people.

Some were:

  • smokers:
  • others ex-smokers who had been using e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapy (NRI) products for at least 6 months.

There have been many studies over the last few years.  They have stated that vaping is as harmful as smoking. It has been reported that these studies have not used people and a real-world situation.

Dr Lion Shahab, has said:

  • "Our study adds to existing evidence showing that e-cigarettes and NRT are far safer than smoking. He suggests that there is a very low risk associated with their long-term use.
  • "We've shown that the levels of toxic chemicals in the body from e-cigarettes are considerably lower than suggested in studies using simulated experiments. This means some doubts about the safety of e-cigarettes may be wrong.”
  • "Our results also suggest that while e-cigarettes are not only safer. The amount of nicotine they provide is not noticeably different to conventional cigarettes.”
  • “Compared with full-time smokers, e-cigarette-only users had 97% lower levels of one toxic chemical, NNAL. That is strongly associated with lung cancer.”

The director of cancer prevention at Cancer Research UK, Alison Cox said:

“Around a third of tobacco-caused deaths are due to cancer. We want to see many more of the UK's smokers break addiction. This study adds to evidence that e-cigarettes are a much safer alternative to tobacco. Also, they suggests the long term effects of these products will be minimal.”

It is hoped that these new findings will encourage smokers to quit using e-cigarettes, knowing that they are a safer form than smoking cigarettes.

Study confirms less toxins in vaping.