Whateverside of the argument you fall under, studies show how vaping could be far lessdangerous than smoking.
It’s not rocket science. Smoking burnstobacco which is full of carcinogens whilst vaping simply heats up watervapour. When you think about it like this it should seem pretty clear how itcould be better for you. With many studies out there on both sides of theargument, one which came out recently seems to be strongly in favour of vapingas a positive. This study shows the facts of how vaping could be far lessdangerous, on an aerosol level, than smoking is and has the data to back it up.Whether you’re an ex-smoker thinking about investing in a new Ecig mod or just worried about thedamage a habit could cause, then this study and many more should put your mindat ease.
Dr Mauro Scungio is a scientist working atthe University of Cassino, a highly prestigious Italian University which hasbeen undergoing research into the roles of vape devices in regards to healthand the environment, will have her findings published in the highly regardedJournal of Aerosol Science in January of 2018. This is a big win for vapeenthusiasts, providing that the findings and the evidence are backed up in2018, when the evidence of her research is made public.
Whywas the study undertaken?
The scientists involved in the Cassinoexperiment were worried about the potential for vape liquids to give offultrafine particles when vaped in high concentrations. These articles, wheneither vaped deliberately or passively could have serious carcinogenic andtoxic effects on the subject. This, they worried was due to the additives andchemicals, including formaldehyde, within vape liquids. The worry was that asmore and more people took up vaping, these problems would become far moreprevalent if they weren’t either grounded in fact or dispelled as false. Thistherefore meant that studies like the one undertaken by Dr Scungio, became evermore important.
Howwas it done?
The experiment used a focus group toexplore the behaviours of Italian vapers and smokers to explore behaviour andto gain an understanding of modern behaviours using the literature which isavailable today on the subject. On top of this, the study aimed to look atvaping on a more physical and chemical level, exploring the effects that theactual chemical makeup of the vapour has. This was done using data from theparticulate matter using its surface area and concentrated mass as a focalpoint. Then the study amassed and found the risks which any hazardous compoundsfound within could be capable of.
Whatthe study showed
There is a reason that the study is to bepublished in the Journal of Aerosol Science, and that is that the main focalpoint was not on the human body but the chemicals in the air. Of course, thiswould directly affect the human body if ingested and so by association this wasa study on health risks. What the study concluded was that the vapour byproduct of ecigarettes des contain these harmful substances, but in such smalldoses that they are completely harmless. Unlike tobacco smoke which containsover 300 carcinogens, vape smoke contains chemicals such as formaldehyde insuch small doses that they cause very little harm to the human body. This ledto the study concluding that vapour from vape devices was 5,700 times lessdangerous than cigarette smoke on an objective aerosol level.
When the work is published early next year,vape critics will no doubt be robbed of yet another piece of propaganda to useagainst the new smoking cessation phenomenon. This means that organisationssuch as the NHS and even environmental agencies can use this data to show justhow the world could be changed by vaping. With less carcinogens and less of astrain on the environment due to the street trash created by ungainly cigarettebutts and wasted paper, vape companies and ecigstores will have another ball in their court. This being said, there isplenty more research to be done, and it may take years to build up a reliablebase of research which shows the benefits of vaping.