Recent vaping studies show that e-cigarette-only users have lower levels of one toxic chemical, NNA, which is associated with lung cancer, and second-hand vapor is not as toxic as some science is falsely claiming.
Guest post by Raveena Shanker with Flavahub.com
In spite of the proven claims that e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking traditional cigarettes, more people than ever trust them to be just as harmful.
Recent vaping studies, however, show that compared to full-time smokers, e-cigarette-only users had lower levels of one toxic chemical, NNAL, that is strongly associated with lung cancer.
Harmful Toxic Chemicals in Tobacco Cigarettes Not in Vaping
NNAL is produced when 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) gets in the body. NNK belongs to a group of chemicals named in tobacco-specific n-nitrosamines (TSNA).
This group of chemicals is found only in tobacco and products derived from tobacco. TSNA are chemically knit together in nicotine and other tobacco alkaloids, and they exist particularly in tobacco leaves.
One of the recent vaping studies showed hat compared to full-time tobacco smokers, vape users have 97% lower levels of the toxic chemical NNAL.
There was also little difference in NNAL levels between cigarette-only users and those who smoke both real cigarettes and vape.
Second-Hand Smoke vs. Second-Hand Vapor in Recent Vaping Studies
Generally, NNAL levels in smokers were related mutually with the number of cigarettes smoked. Whereas, NNAL levels in non-smokers were correlated with the amount of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure.
However, another recent study proved that while e-cigarettes are a source of secondhand exposure to nicotine, second-hand vapor does not contain the harmful combustion toxicants that are in second-hand smoke from cigarettes.
In addition, The Cancer Research UK scientists studied that more than 100 individuals including smokers and ex-smokers who use e-cigarettes or NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) products as a medically-approved smoking alternative.
Some studies claim that nicotine replacement therapy is equally as effective as medications in helping people quit smoking for at least 6 months. Types of nicotine replacement therapy that claim similar success rates in terms of helping people stop smoking are lozenges, patches, inhalers and nicotine gums.
However, there are recent vaping studies that claim that switching to a vape device is more successful at helping smokers stay quit than NRT products currently on the market.
Recent Vaping Studies Show Health Risks of Smoking Decrease with Vaping
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that smoking harms nearly every organ in the body. The lungs take the most damage when a smoker inhales over 4,300 chemicals, including 69 carcinogens, or cancer causing chemicals, from a cigarette.
Smoking cigarettes is also estimated to increase the risk of coronary disease and stroke from 2 to 4 times. Compared to non-smokers, people who smoke are more likely to have heart disease and suffer from a heart attack.
The risk of having or dying from a heart attack is even higher among people who smoke and already have heart disease.
Cigarette smoking can also change the color and condition of teeth, skin tone, and hair in ways that can add years to your looks. It also affects the strength of your heart, lungs, and bones. The CDC claims that smokers have 15 to 30 times more chances to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer than non-smokers.
Even if you are an occasional smoker, you are still at a higher risk for lung cancer than a non-smoker.
Psychological Aspects of Smoking Eased with Vaping
As all smokers know, quitting the habit is hard since the habit of smoking is also part of many peoples’ daily routine. Similar to morning coffee, cigarettes may create balance in peoples’ lives. That’s why quitting smoking can be so difficult, because the act is not only physical, it is psychological as well.
Although the vaping movement has grown so fast among former smokers and smokers looking for easier way to quit, the truth is that there are still few recent vaping studies that have taken a close look at how vaping has indeed shown them to be a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes.
Don’t Believe the Hype – Believe the Vapers and Recent Vaping Studies!
We believe every smoker should do additional research and better yet, talk to some of your vaping friends, family and colleagues and get their stories and reasons for ditching their cigarettes and switching to a vape.