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Experts Conclude E-Cigarettes are 95% less Harmful than Cigarettes

Words that vapers everywhere have been waiting to hear. Experts are now concluding that e-cigarettes are extremely less harmful than regular cigarettes—95% less harmful to be exact. With this, and more information coming to light experts are backing e-cigs and saying that they may, in fact, truly have the potential to help smokers quit.

The study out August 19th, was published by Public Health England (PHE), and included an expert independent evidence review that concluded e-cigarettes were not only significantly less harmful to people’s health than tobacco, but that they also have the possibility to help smokers kick the habit.

The quote, right on the main page of the PHE’s press release states: “E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful to your health than normal cigarettes. When supported by a smoking cessation service, they help most smokers to quit tobacco altogether.”

First, the study confirms what many others have …

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Experts Agree – Promote E-Cigarettes over Harmful Tobacco Products

Royal Society for Public Health says health bosses should encourage people to quit tobacco for nicotine-only e-cigarettes and proposes licensing tobacco sellers

By James Meikle for The Guardian

 

Health chiefs across the UK have been urged to take a less negative attitude towards e-cigarettes and embrace their use in the battle against more harmful tobacco smoking. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) says a public education programme is needed to differentiate the problem of addiction to nicotine, which is an ingredient in both e-cigarettes and tobacco, from the inhaling of dangerous chemicals such as tar and arsenic in tobacco cigarettes.

NHS stop smoking services should offer more help to people seeking to end their habit by using e-cigarettes, the society says, calling also for new “exclusion zones” barring smoking, but not e-cigarettes, outside schools, bars and pubs and in public squares and parks.

Smoking cessation services are

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Is Cigarette Smoke Radioactive?

Everyone know that cigarettes contain harmful ingredients. According to the American Lung Association there are over 7000 known chemicals in cigarette smoke. Some of the more savory include: arsenic, lead, acetone, and tar, but it appears now what you are inhaling in cigarette smoke may be downright radioactive.

There are approximately 53 million smokers, adults and teens in the United States alone, meaning the number of people exposed to radioactive smoke is staggering beyond belief. But even with all the scary ingredients in cigarettes, hearing they have the potential to contain radioactive material should really make a smoker take notice.

Depending upon fertilizer and soil conditions, the tobacco that is sitting on your store shelf may contain radioactive material. The tobacco leaves used in many different brands of cigarettes contain lead-210 and polonium-210.

Soils that contain a higher concentration of radium leads to high radon gas exposure to the growing …

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New Study Confirms E-Cigarettes are Far Less Toxic than Traditional Cigarettes

A new study was published this April in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Researchers from Germany evaluated the cytotoxic potential of e-cigarette vapor, in other words how dangerous vapor may be to the human cells. Unlike most studies of this sort, the German research team compared the effects of e-cigarette vapor with its real competitor regular tobacco smoke. Despite the fact that comparison is what most people are looking for in a study, most that focus on e-cigarettes seem to conveniently leave out any analysis of their combustible counterparts.

The study aimed to assess the safety of e-cig vapor inside the human body. The abstract for the study states: “Besides chemical studies of the content of electronic cigarette liquids or vapour, little research has been conducted on their in vitro effects. Smoking is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and cigarette smoke has …

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New Study Shows High Success Rate of Smoking Cessation with E-Cigs

A new study was recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that reports high rates of successful smoking cessation among first time vapers.
The study was conducted in Catania, Italy by Dr. Riccardo Polosa and a variety of his established colleagues. They studied first time visitors to several vape shops over the course of one year to determine their success in their efforts to quit smoking.

These smokers were first time visitors to one of seven vape shops in Catania and made their first vape shop purchases with quitting smoking in mind. A total of 71 smokers were recruited for this study.

Out of those studied, 69% were available for follow up. The researchers report those that were not available to follow-up were likely still smoking. Nonetheless, the researchers report an impressive proportion of smokers who had quit smoking or reduced substantially (by 80% or …

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