IS VAPING SAFE?

It’s a good question. It’s an important question. The answer I can give you is a very confident, “I DON’T KNOW!” One of the reasons I say in all my reviews as well as the disclaimer of this website to “Use any electronic cigarette product at your own risk”.

Before I became an electronic cigarette user, I did a lot of research, read a lot of articles, and came to my own informed decision. The decision was to make the switch because, based on what I’d read, it was a far safer alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes.

As I said in the “About Me” section, “Months after I started vaping, I noticed a few things. First, EVERYTHING tasted better! In my case, not necessarily a good thing :-) . So my sense of taste along with my sense of smell improved. Second, I didn’t become winded as quickly as before. I could work in the yard or around the house without gasping for air. Finally, after a night out of heavy smoking, that first deep breath of the morning would hurt. I think many of you current and/or ex-smokers know what I’m talking about. Since vaping, NO MORE!! I could take that first deep breath of the day without any pain.”

As more and more people move to vaping, more and more data will become available. In both short and long term exposure.

Below is one of the best articles I’ve read. Take a look and make your own informed decision.

If you know of an article that should be here, please let me know.

Electronic cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy for tobacco control: A step forward or a repeat of past mistakes?

 

SO WE’RE SATISFIED AND GETTING LESS NICOTINE? THAT’S A GOOD THING RIGHT?

Check out this study done by Dr. Farsalinos.

Nicotine absorption from electronic cigarette use: comparison between first and new-generation devices

THANKS FOX!

Always nice to see mainstream media make some sense for a change…

INTERESTING INFORMATION

Some interesting information contained in this article (thanks for the heads up Rush!):

Peering through the mist: systematic review of what the chemistry of contaminants in electronic cigarettes tells us about health risks by Igor Burstyn

It’s a complicated read, but let’s get to the heart of the matter shall we?

Conclusions

Current state of knowledge about chemistry of liquids and aerosols associated with electronic cigarettes indicates that there is no evidence that vaping produces inhalable exposures to contaminants of the aerosol that would warrant health concerns by the standards that are used to ensure safety of workplaces. However, the aerosol generated during vaping as a whole (contaminants plus declared ingredients ) creates personal exposures that would justify surveillance of health among exposed persons in conjunction with investigation of means to keep any adverse health effects as low as reasonably achievable. Exposures of bystanders are likely to be orders of magnitude less, and thus pose no apparent concern.

Bottom line… risk reduction and not risk elimination, but I would hope we all know that by now. Keep these studies going! They can only benefit us in the long run be it good news OR bad!!

From CASAA

New study confirms that chemicals in electronic cigarettes pose minimal health risk

Read about it HERE!

Published on Jul 24, 2013

A public lecture on e-cigarettes delivered by Dr. Lynne Dawkins on 3rd July 2013. This lecture gives an introduction to e-cigarettes, what they are and how they work. It then brings the audience up to date with the current research: who uses them, how and why, nicotine content and delivery, safety issues, harm reduction and regulation.

The Video:

WORRIED ABOUT “SECOND HAND VAPE”? HERE’S ANOTHER STUDY FOR YOU…

First Study to Examine Passive Vaping Under Real-Life Conditions Finds No Chemicals of Concern in Room Air

TOP 20 REBUTTALS TO WIN AN E-CIGARETTE DEBATE

This is some terrific information that all vapers should be armed with.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

Some excellent work done here by John Madden in gathering all this information.

See the list HERE.

NEWS ARTICLES

As you already probably know, we’re seeing more and more articles in the news about electronic cigarettes.

Here’s yet another.

What did I get from this one?

Drexel University professor Igor Burstyn concludes “current data do not indicate that exposures to vapors from contaminants in electronic cigarettes warrant a concern.”

In plain language, Burstyn concludes: “It’s about as harmless as you can get.”

“I wouldn’t worry at all if someone was smoking one of these by my kids,” Burstyn said. “From a pure health perspective, these are not as bad as a cigarette.”

:-)

You can read the entire article HERE.

I’ll try to post more articles here as I come across them.

MORE GOOD NEWS ABOUT VAPING!

The Clearstream Clinical is complete and the news is good. Click the link below to read about it and see the video of the presentation:

Electronic cigarettes: no adverse effects on blood and oxygen supply to the heart

Thanks to Marco from FlavorArt for he heads up on this one.

DR FARSALINOS RESPONDS TO THE NEW FRENCH STUDY

If you’ve seen some of the headlines lately, you may have raised your eyebrows.  I’m getting a bunch of questions over it.

The study was done in France and we’ve seen some headlines such as “Study says e-cigarettes contain carcinogens similar to regular cigarettes” and “Report: e-cigarettes are ‘potentially carcinogenic’”

Take a deep breath (which most of us can now do thanks to electronic cigarettes) and read the response from Dr. Farsalinos HERE.

And let’s remember folks, the use of electronic cigarettes is harm reduction, not harm removal.  The safest way to vape continues to be… not to vape.

Now, let’s enjoy a tune from Germany! Nice work Jayden Lyrics & Philgood.

(in my best cavemen impression)
Ugh… me agree… Phil Good! :-)

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