The average person has probably heard one or two things about vapor produced by e-cigarettes. That’s correct, either it is perfectly harmless or it is worse than cigarettes. You may have also heard more than once that there is not enough study have been done about it. Don’t worry, though. If you don’t have time to read the studies about it, here are some summaries of them.
Less toxic chemicals created and absorbed
There is a 2012 Greek study about acute effects of using an electronic nicotine-delivery device on myocardial function. The study compared e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes. According to the study, with the e-cigarette, the absence of combustion and different chemical composition, which lead to less toxic chemicals created and absorbed, thus making it into a safer alternative as compared to tobacco cigarettes.
Lower toxic substances
A 2012 research paper about the levels of selected toxicants present in vapor from the e-cigarettes, it was found that the e-cigarette vapors do contain some toxic substances. However, the levels of the toxicants are much, much lower (about 9 to 450 times) than regular cigarette smoke. These findings are consistent with the idea that substituting regular cigarettes with e-cigarettes may substantially reduce the exposure to selected, tobacco-specific toxicants. The e-cigarette is considered to be a harm reduction strategy for the smokers unwilling to quit as well.
Very small exposure
According to a study about the comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke indoor air quality, it was found that e-cigarettes produce very small exposures compared to tobacco cigarettes, all byproducts measured. This study also indicates that there is no apparent risk to human health from e-cigarette emissions, based on the analyzed compounds.
As you can see, there are actual studies about e-cigarettes. In fact, it has been studied extensively. According to these studies, the vapor is a safer option compared to regular, tobacco cigarettes. If you want to quit or even if you don’t want to quit smoking, you should consider trying vaping.