The study, which will be published in the Journal of Aerosol Science in January, examined the lung cancer risk for people who are active vapers and those in their immediate vicinity. It looked at the particles in vapor given off by e-cig devices to determine how they compared to smoke from burning tobacco and found greatly reduced amounts of harmful substances.
Up to now, debate has raged in the US and around the world over the perceived health aspects of using an e-cigarette to traditional tobacco cigarettes. Some have argued that vaping is just as dangerous to a person’s health, while more recently, research by prestigious medical organisations has said exactly the opposite. All this has left many people perplexed.
Vaping Vs Smoking: Clearing the Air
Now this latest study, led by Dr Mauro Scungio of the University of Cassino in Italy, backs up the growing body of research that may offer people a clearer choice if they want to stop smoking and get healthier. Everyone, after all, is aware of the extreme health risks smoking tobacco poses to the human body. Plus, e-cigarettes are widely available from a good online vape shop.
In the United States alone, it’s estimated that close to half a million people die each year from tobacco-related illnesses, such as lung cancer and other diseases. Even people who don’t smoke but are around people who do are at risk. More than 41,000 people lose their lives in the US annually due to diseases developed through secondhand smoke.