Vaping has snowballed in the past decade. With a wide range of vape devices, vape juices, vape companies and shops filling up our high streets, its no surprise to see so many scientists and medical researchers taking an interest in the industry. With a wide range of research possibilities and comparisons to make in the industry, a plethora of studies have come into the public domain which allow for the public to really see the benefits for themselves. There are a wide range of research papers being published to this day, and many which you can get involved with as a vaper or smoker

Current research at the UK Centre for tobacco and alcohol studies

Among the many papers being collated, one stands out as a very current and inclusive study. The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies are currently on the lookout for volunteers and interviewees for their current studies. The paper they are collating is going to be made of collected interviews from clinicians, doctors and vape users, highlighting the important questions that they would like answered in the near-future. The study then, is into what areas we ned to expand our knowledge of in the vaping industry and could pave the way for future research into vaping. Led by top doctors at the University of Nottingham alongside many other universities, the current research team will be looking into ways to enhance our understanding of the vape world in general.

Volunteers and interviewees merely need to fill out a five-minute survey on the UKCTAS website to pitch in. The survey will be open to applicants until the 7 th of March. Click on the link below to find out more.

What other research is there

Whilst research into what should be researched is vital to the progression of the industry, there are already a range of areas already being studied. Over the last decade, many studies have come to shape the present of the vaping world and will ensure that we continue in learning about this incredible smoking cessation tool.

E cigarette safety

There have been many studies into the safety of e cigarettes and their related products. These e cigarette studies focus on how safe the vape tanks, liquids and batteries are. These studies include Research from the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre in Greece, where they found that there was no aorta and artery stiffening when using vape devices, especially compared to that of smoking. Other research includes that of Gilbert Ross MD, a director at the American Council of Science and Health, who found that there were far less carcinogens in vapour than tobacco, and that the stringent regulations exposed to the industry by the TPD laws might have a detrimental effect on the industry.

Second hand smoke

Many recent research ahs focussed on the widespread worry of second-hand smoke in the vaping industry. These worries began circulating due to the presence of formaldehyde in second hand vapour and worries that nicotine in second hand vapour could get non-users addicted. After tests and research carried out by the likes of Drexel University and Clarkson University, the evidence seemed weighted in favour of vaping. The generally agreed conclusion of vaping’s relationship to passive smoking, was that whilst clean air is best for the lungs, there were no carcinogens or toxins present in second hand vapour. In fact, inhaling vapour fumes outright had less toxins in it than inner city air pollution, making it even safer than previously anticipated. 

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