Study Shows Lower Toxins in Vape

Posted 31st August 2016 by Dave Cross
It is believed to be the very first research looking at toxins that focuses on taking measurements from human subjects (rather than using a smoking machine in a lab). The results, according to lead researcher Maciej Goniewicz, are exceptionally positive for vapers and smokers looking to quit tobacco.

The major problem with most studies analyzing the toxicity of vapour is that they are frequently carried out with little understanding of the dry burn phenomena. Real world vaping does not reflect the findings many of them have claimed to find – leaving many to question if they were simply obtaining the results they were looking for in the first place? 

Goniewicz’s team at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute recruited 20 current smokers and placed them on an electronic cigarette alternative. They measured the presence of seven nicotine byproducts in urine. They also recorded the levels of 17 other compounds linked with tobacco that are indicators of the risk of several diseases, including lung cancer.

According to their findings: “For 12 of 17 measured biomarkers,” they found “significant declines in exposure to toxicants when participants changed from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes. The decline in toxicant levels was similar to the decline seen among tobacco users who quit smoking. Nicotine metabolites remained unchanged among the majority of study participants, confirming findings from earlier laboratory studies showing that e-cigarettes effectively deliver nicotine to the blood.”

Doctor Neal Benowitz is quoted as saying: “Our findings suggest that e-cigarette use may effectively reduce exposure to toxic and carcinogenic substances among smokers who completely switch to these products. Future research will help determine whether e-cigarettes reduce the risk of disease among dual users, those who both smoke and vape, and those who use electronic cigarettes for a long time.”

“To our knowledge, this is the first study with smokers to demonstrate that substituting tobacco cigarettes with electronic cigarettes may reduce exposure to numerous toxicants and carcinogens present in tobacco cigarettes,” added Goniewicz. “This study suggests that smokers who completely switch to e-cigarettes and stop smoking tobacco cigarettes may significantly reduce their exposure to many cancer-causing chemicals.”

In the video above, he goes on to say: “This is the study that researchers, public health advocates and regulators were waiting for. This may be a life-saving device.”

POTV can confirm that vapers will also warmly welcome the research findings even if it won’t end the drip of pharma-funded investigations apparently discovering elevated levels of formaldehyde.

 Dave Cross
Article by Dave Cross
Freelance writer, physicist, karateka, dog walker