The latest study performed at University College London shows that vaping is far more safer than cigarettes.
Researchers from UCL for the first time had the chance to analyse saliva and urine samples of people who swapped smoking regular cigarettes for e-cigarettes for at least six months, and compare them to samples of smokers in order to compare body-level exposure to key chemicals.
The study showed that participants who switched to e-cigarettes have significantly lower levels of chemicals and carcinogen in their system compered to smokers. The study also exposed that only a complete switch can reduce exposure to toxic chemicals, as those tested who used e-cigarettes and continued to smoke, did not share the same positive results.
According to Dr Lion Shabah, one of the authors of the UCL study: “(…) study adds to existing evidence showing that e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapy are far safer than smoking and 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 previous studies using simulated experiments.”
Dr Lion Shabah also added “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. This can help people to stop smoking altogether by dealing with their cravings in a safer way.”
You can read more about this study here: https://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/2599869/nicotine-carcinogen-toxin-exposure-long-term-e-cigarette-nicotine-replacement
And at the University College London news website.
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