WHAT’S BEING RESEARCHED IN THE VAPING INDUSTRY?

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

Current research atthe UK Centre for tobacco and alcohol studies

Among the many papers being collated, one stands out as avery current and inclusive study. The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studiesare currently on the lookout for volunteers and interviewees for their currentstudies. The paper they are collating is going to be made of collectedinterviews from clinicians, doctors and vape users, highlighting the important questionsthat they would like answered in the near-future. The study then, is into whatareas we ned to expand our knowledge of in the vaping industry and could pavethe way for future research into vaping. Led by top doctors at the Universityof Nottingham alongside many other universities, the current research team willbe looking into ways to enhance our understanding of the vape world in general.

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



https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2019/jan/shaping-the-future-of-vaping-research.aspx


What other researchis there

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

E cigarette safety

There have been many studies into the safety of e cigarettesand 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 inGreece, where they found that there was no aorta and artery stiffening whenusing vape devices, especially compared to that of smoking. Other researchincludes that of Gilbert Ross MD, a director at the American Council of Scienceand Health, who found that there were far less carcinogens in vapour thantobacco, and that the stringent regulations exposed to the industry by the TPDlaws might have a detrimental effect on the industry.

Second hand smoke

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

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