In the year 2016 so many studies, on vaping, were conducted to support or shame the multitude of commercials on the harmful effects of vaping. By the end of the year, one thing was clear: Vaping is a million times better than smoking and is one of the most-effective traditional tobacco smoking cessation methods. But even then, the debate started all over again in the year 2017. As such, more research continues to be done.
Here are some top vaping research studies for the month of March 2017:
The Ambient Air Has More Benzene than E-cigarettes
There is a new study that has been having a hard time proving that e-cigarettes have very high levels benzene output. The scientists of this study are finding it hard to support their study because of several issues. First, the conditions with which benzene levels were tested are not applicable in real life.
First, the research used PAX JUUL, which is a unique e-juice that utilizes proprietary nicotine salts, thus, has a very high amount of benzoic acid, which degrades to benzene. According to the others, this e-liquid has 4.5% benzoic acid while commercial e-liquids have a benzoic acid content ranging from 0.002 and 0.2%, which further proved that they did not have a point. When they found out that the benzene levels in JUUL were non-detectable, which automatically means an insignificant level of benzene in commercial vapor liquids, the researchers decided to make their own e-liquid with 9% benzoic acid, nicotine and 10% benzaldehyde. Therefore, leading to results that don’t match the real-world vaping.
The researchers also subjected the study stressful resistance levels and power, which is unrealistic in the world. This led to dry puffs being used for the research. And, we all know that at dry puffs, the benzene content would significantly increase. So, the researchers concluded that in puffs, the benzene output was up to 5000 ?g/m3, which is very high, considering the 1 ?g/m3 in ambient air.
Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, one of the best scientists we have, argued that even if these results were to be true, one would need to take 105 ml of e-juice every day, in order to inhale as much benzene as one inhales from the ambient air. The research also concluded that tobacco smoking was much more hazardous, producing 200,000 ?g/m3.
Restrictions on E-Cigarettes Making it Hard to Quit Tobacco Smoking
Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal posted that the high restrictions placed on vaping are one of the major reasons why people are unable to quit smoking. Vaping, being one of the most effective methods of quitting smoking, is no longer as effective due to harsh regulations.
The study analyzed data from the year 2010 to 2014 when the US and UK had a very little restriction on vaping while Canada and Australia had very harsh regulations on the same. The researchers studied 1,700 smokers. After the study period, 73% of the smokers in the US and UK had completely quit smoking while only 32% of smokers in Australia and Canada had quit.
Physician Recommendation for Vaping
A study in March concluded that most physicians would not recommend vaping. This study seemed to be appalling to the tobacco analysis experts. They quoted that the reason most physicians failed to recommend vaping for traditional tobacco smoking cessation is because they want to promote their own products which are yet to be proven as effective.
There are so many studies on the advantages and disadvantages of vaping. But most research studies on its disadvantages are biased and tend to use unrealistic conditions to get unrealistic results. Therefore, it is important that you argue facts being argued by a study before you can make your own conclusions.