By: Angela Garrity
Mirage News reports that a recent study wishes to clear the air around the misinformation circulating around e-cigarette use.
Vaping is much less harmful than smoking, according to a new article published in the Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine earlier this month. The study supports the growing evidence showing that electronic cigarette (EC) emission aerosols are relatively safe compared to tobacco smoke.
Dr. Riccardo Polosa, who led the research says, “For smokers who want to do something about their health, our review shows that switching to vaping is a very good option if they don’t want to or can’t quit completely. No-one can prove that e-cigarettes are one hundred percent safe, but all the science points to vaping being very much safer than smoking,” said Dr. Polosa.
Polosa added: “We agree with Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians of London that it is reasonable to proceed on the basis that vaping is at least 95% less risky than smoking, and probably even less risky than that.”
The article by Dr. Polosa is the first attempt to correct most of these misconceptions and to provide authoritative reference when communicating to the public how to improve personal and public health of smokers. Former smokers currently using ECs and smokers intending to use ECs as a substitute for smoking have the right to know the factual information about the potential risks and benefits of these products.
Read the full article here.