The Truth About Vaping

The Truth About Vaping

Vaping is not 100% safe. There are risks associated with every single human activity. Bird watching can be dangerous. Sitting on your couch watching television can be dangerous. Eating cotton candy can be dangerous. But, vaping is AT LEAST 95% safer than using traditional tobacco, and after all the scientific research that has been done in the past 8 years, most intelligent minds including the World Health Organization, Royal College of Physicians, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the list goes on and on, agree. If the options are vaping or smoking, then vaping is clearly a more sensible decision for the
21st century. And we do not need a team of scientists to tell us that a tiny pebble falling on your head is going to do less damage than a giant boulder.

Recently the Journal of Aerosol Science released a peer reviewed paper stating that the long term risk of cancer is 57,000 times greater (not a typo) with tobacco vs vaping! This should be of particular interest since the team that authored this work, had been requested to do so by the FDA, and their project consisted of reviewing ALL the available scientific research on e-cigarettes to date.

Vaping is not 100% safe. Vaping is harm reduction when compared to traditional tobacco (albeit reduced to almost zero). Used as intended, science has not identified any mortality statistics associated with vaping. But traditional cigarettes, used as intended, will kill 50% of users. If you don’t already have a “bad habit”, don’t pick up one because you think it’s cool. And that, in a nutshell, is as much TRUTH about vaping as I know.
But if you want more proof, here is a few quotes from some of the world's leading authorities on the subject!

“The use of electronic cigarettes as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, in the described conditions and considering typical habits for Italian smokers, reduces the risk to get lung cancer from about 4×10−1 to about 7×10−6 (40,000 additional cases versus 0.7 additional cases over a population of 100,000).”

Scungio, Stabile, Buonanno, Journal of Aerosol Science Volume 115 January 2018

“Vaping is AT LEAST 95% safer than traditional tobacco.”

Royal College of Physicians

“There is conclusive evidence, that completely substituting e-cigarettes for combustible tobacco cigarettes reduces users’ exposure to numerous toxicants and carcinogens present in combustible tobacco cigarettes.”

Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine January 2018

“You should fight for your lives and your health. It is absolutely irresponsible and dangerous to behavior to ban e-cigarettes.”

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, Research Fellow Onassis Cardiac Surgery Greece, Department of Pharmacology, University of Patras, Greece

“E-cigarettes are currently unlicensed, but both the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Association acknowledge that their use is safer than continued smoking. This is not simply an opinion, it is an evidence-based statement, and one that is supported by tobacco control organisations in the UK. To imply otherwise is incorrect. This does not mean e-cigarettes are risk free, but few things are. What it does mean is that their use is safer than continued smoking.”

Professor Linda Bauld, Professor of Health Policy, Director of the Institute for Social Marketing and Dean of Research (Impact) at the University of Stirling, Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies

“If all the smokers in Britain stopped smoking cigarettes and started smoking e-cigarettes we would save 5 million deaths in people who are alive today. It’s a massive potential public health prize.”

Professor John Britton, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham

“They are not going to die from an e-cigarette – but they could die tomorrow from a heart attack due to their smoking. The carcinogens that we have found are in very, very small quantities, just above the level of detection.”

Dr Murray Laugesen, Health New Zealand

“If you could switch from cigarettes to vaping, there’s no evidence in the world right now that say’s this wouldn’t be better for your health, there’s an awful lot of evidence that suggests it would be better for your health. The good that can be done from using e-cigarettes as opposed to real cigarettes is huge.”

Professor Peter Killeen, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University

“…these products could be among the most significant health innovations of the 21st Century – perhaps saving hundreds of millions of lives.”

50 independent scientists and medical experts in an open letter to Dr Margaret Chan, director of the World Health Organization