Acceptance of electronic cigarettes in society is still under debate. Experts are of different opinion on whether or not e-cigs are cessation device and can help people to quit smoking. There have been several studies conducted to establish which one is more fatal- smoking cigarettes or electronic cigarettes. Yet, no clinching findings as of now.
What’s new findings are?
Now, a new set of study published on BMJ Tobacco Control says that the cancer risk from vaping is significantly lower than that from smoking.
The study titled “Comparing the cancer potencies of emissions from vaporized nicotine products including e-cigarettes with those of tobacco smoke” was carried out by Dr William E Stephens from the University of St Andrews in the UK. In the study, researchers attempted to look into the risks from inhaling vapor in comparison to those from inhaling smoke.
How the study was conducted?
While doing the research, researchers took into the considerations several nicotine-containing aerosols using published chemical analyses of vapor emissions and their correlational risks. Then data was compared to those of traditional cigarette.
This is what the study paper reads:
“The aerosols form a spectrum of cancer potencies spanning five orders of magnitude from uncontaminated air to tobacco smoke. E-cigarette emissions span most of this range with the preponderance of products having potencies<1% of tobacco smoke and falling within two orders of magnitude of a medicinal nicotine inhaler.”
Study further maintained that emissions from an e-cig device depends upon rightly made device settings, liquid formulation and vaping behavior. Such emissions results in much less carcinogenic potency than what tobacco smoke actually emits.
For fact finding, researchers analyzed regular use of cigarettes (15 cigarettes per day) and e-cigs (30 ltr of vapor per day).
However, the researchers also mentioned that Nicotine addicts who seek to fulfill their addiction and increase the frequency, are vulnerable to other risky substances that the vapor may contain.