According to the recent study by Public Health England, e-cigarettes are “the most popular stop smoking aid in England”.
Leading UK public health organizations agree, that although not completely risk-free, the e-cigarette is far less harmful than the regular cigarette. They also claim, based on available research, that the risk reduction is estimated to be at least 95%. (more…)
Most vapers are still waiting for a long term study that would support the claims that e-liquids and vaping are much better for people than regular cigarettes. Now there is something we can actually show to the sceptics thanks to Dr Riccardo Polosa.
According to a study that was recently presented on the E-Cigarette Summit in London and published in the Nature journal, vapers that have never smoked regular cigarettes experience no apparent long-term negative health effects from vaping.
A research group led by Dr Riccardo Polosa measured coronary, respiratory and pulmonary vital signs in a group of young vapers with a 3.5 years vaping experience and no prior cigarette smoking history. A similar group of non-vapers, no smokers has tested as well as a control group.
Scientists took into consideration blood pressure, heart rate, exhaled carbon monoxide, high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the lungs and many other aspects and found, that vaping had no negative health effects, it actually showed results to be identical to those of the non-smokers, non-vapers from the control group.
The results show no significant changes in lung function or structural abnormalities caused by daily exposure to electronic cigarettes. No changes in average heart rate or blood pressure were found even after 3.5 years of vaping – cigarette smokers show signs of lung damage after two years of smoking.
This is the first study showing long-term effects of vaping on people who have never smoked regular cigarettes and is great news for vapers and even better for cigarette smokers who now know that e-cigarettes are less harmful compared to regular cigarettes and a good way of smoking cessation despite the previous biased news stories.
Read full research article here: chemnovatic.com/Files/Health%20impact%20of%20E-cigarettes.pdfThe article was originally published at https://www.nature.com, research conducted by: Riccardo Polosa, Fabio Cibella, Pasquale Caponnetto, Marilena Maglia, Umberto Prosperini, Cristina Russo and Donald Tashkin.
Viability of Human Airway cells during aerosol exposure. Copyright British American Tobacco Plc.
According to tests performed by British American Tobacco and tissue engineering firm MatTek Corp., the E-Cigarette vapor is no more dangerous to human airways and respiratory tissue than air.
The results were obtained using a combination of laboratory tests and VITROCELL smoking robot with MatTek EpiAirway tissue. Robot was used to inhale cigarette smoke, e- cigarette vapors and air through EpiAirway tissue to test the influence of smoke and vapor on human respiratory tissue. (more…)
In the 16th century, a french doctor Jean Nicot prescribed tobacco as a medication to his patients and it is his name that gave name to Nicotine.
In the year 1828 Nicotine has been isolated for the first time, in 1843 its chemical composition was recognised and it was first time synthesized in 1904.
Nicotine is a colorless, odorless and oily substance obtained from tobacco leaves via water vapor destillation in alkaline enviroment and Ether Extraction or via Supercritical Extraction. (more…)
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