If you were to walk into any e-cigarette store in the UK and ask the question ‘Is vaping safer than smoking’, every single one would tell you the same thing. Yes.
A new study has shown that E-cigarettes are up to 97% safer than conventional smoking.
In a study funded by Cancer Research UK and performed by the department of epidemiology and public health at UCL, it was found that long term vapers have significantly lower toxic and carcinogenic substances in their body when compared to smokers.
It seems that the anti-e-cigarette campaign has resulted in mixed feelings from the public at large, for while a greater number of people now believe that e-cigarettes are more harmful than smoking – 22%, up from last year’s result of 15% – according to Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), up to half a million new vapers have joined the community, bringing it up to a whopping 2.6 million strong in the UK alone. So, as the nation becomes ever more polarised on the subject, what has driven these numbers and who should be believed?
It seems like it’s every other day that new evidence arrives of vaping’s ability to help smokers kick their habit. Just last month, a Belgian study saw people reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke by an astounding 60%. Now, Cancer Research UK reports of a comprehensive study by The Cochrane Collaboration, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on medical research, which found that e-cigarettes helped smokers quit or cut down on smoking.