A long term study funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Annals of Internal Medicine in February 2017 confirms that e-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use than conventional smoking.
The research analysed the saliva and urine of smokers, long-term e-cigarette and NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) users and found that people using the alternatives to conventional tobacco smoking had much lower levels of toxic and cancer causing substances in their body.
As a spokesperson from Cancer Research stated: “This study adds growing evidence that e-cigarettes are a much safer alternative to tobacco and suggests the long term effects of these products will be minimal.”
However, we would stress that e-cigarettes should be looked at as an alternative for existing smokers. Children should clearly NOT be encouraged to use e-cigarettes as a ‘cool option’ as per our earlier article: Should Children be Vaping?
The following infographic detailing the results of the research was provided by Steve Barret of Purplebox Vapours