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