Another great article from Stina Riner.
There has long been a debate about whether smoking cigarettes is truly worse for you than vaping. Many people claim they are identical and both cause the same amount of damage, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Studies suggest that the number of chemicals in a smoker’s body is higher than someone who vapes, meaning that they are more at risk for getting cancer.
A team at University College London took saliva and urine samples from 181 individuals to look for chemicals linked to cancer. What they discovered upon doing their test is that those who use e-cigarettes aren’t exposed to the carcinogens and toxins that people who smoke traditional cigarettes are. Those who only vaped had extremely low levels of the worst carcinogens that are commonly attributed to tobacco smoke.
NNAL, which is a chemical linked to lung cancer, came in 97.5 percent lower in individuals who vaped versus those who smoked traditional cigarettes. That isn’t the only carcinogen that came in lower in those who gave up cigarettes in favor of nicotine patches, gums or vaping. These individuals also had lower levels of acrolein, butadiene and acrylonitrile.
Because of the extensive research done, the researchers believe that their findings show that vaping may be safer than that of smoking traditional cigarettes. However, that doesn’t stop many individuals from being skeptical in terms of whether that information is actually true or not. Many still believe that vaping could end up raising the chance that you could wind up with heart disease.
The sheer number of carcinogens in e-cigarettes is substantially lower than those found in cigarettes. With that being said, it makes sense that many are switching to vaping and putting an end to their cigarette smoking habits.
People have long been trying to prove that both traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes are just as dangerous, but is that the case? The two aren’t the same product at all. As such, they shouldn’t be judged the same or even put into the same category. That is even more important given the fact that you can purchase e-liquids with no nicotine in them at all. How can you put two totally different products into the same category and say they are the same?
Hopefully, more studies will continue to emerge showing that these two items aren’t the same. That way it will put an end to all of the negative reports out there that claim that vaping is just as dangerous for you as a traditional cigarette. It is only a matter of time before new reports surface highlighting the benefits of vaping. Who knows what information they will uncover next? But, for now, this is definitely a step in the right direction.