Is There A Such Thing As Safe Smoking?
Is there a such thing as safe smoking?… definitely not, however substitute the word ‘smoking’ for ‘vaping’ and the answer is very different. You want to quit smoking and you have been told by a friend that electronic cigarettes are the future. Duped the ‘safer way to smoke’, these devices are now being used by millions around the world to help stop their smoking addiction. But are they really the best way to quit and more importantly are electronic cigarettes safe?
A recent study carried out by ecigarettedirect.co.uk is believed to be the most significant analaysis of UK electronic cigarette use that has been undertaken. The data, studied independently by scientist Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos said:
“In a group of motivated e-cigarette users we observe positive effects on respiratory function, while duration of e-cigarette use is associated with improvement in cough symptoms and exercise capacity….However, less beneficial effects were observed in users who continue to smoke, indicating that e-cigarettes should be used as a complete substitute for smoking.”
Electronic Cigarette Study Infographic:
So what does it mean?
From the first stat we can see that nearly every single person (98%) who used a electronic cigarette immediately cut down on the amount of tobacco that they smoked via a regular cigarette. Out of the 98%, more than three quarters (77%) have give up smoking completely and now only vape using the e cig.
63% of people who were involved in the study found they had a significant improvement with smokers cough and 70% of the people reported increased lung capacity.
Finally we see that 72.9% of people found that they had an improved ability to exercise.
One of the main advantages of the e cigarette is the ability to be able to lower the nicotine level found in the e-liquid meaning that a vaper can over time wean their way down from 20mg+ of nicotine all the way down to 0mg. Having this control allows for a very personal and flexible method that would be suited to any smoker.
It is obvious from the above that using an electronic cigarette has multiple benefits for an individuals health when used instead of smoking. Vaping is certainly safer than smoking and allows for the user to adjust their nicotine intake therefore providing a safe way to wean down on the nicotine until they are completely none dependant on the addictive drug. if you are thinking of using a e cigarette to help you quit have a look at our guide on choosing your first electronic cigarette.