Major Quit-Smoking Study: Vaping is Twice as Effective as NRT

Vaping skeptics question the efficacy of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, often citing the lack of clinical trials proving a benefit to smokers. Randomized trials are usually used to test drugs intended to treat specific conditions. They typically compare two or more therapies with each other, or test drugs against a control group that receives a placebo. The problem with translating drug research to a consumer product like e-cigarettes is that the strict protocols of a drug trial (all participants use a certain drug at a certain dose and interval) may not translate to products that succeed by offering a wide … Continue reading Major Quit-Smoking Study: Vaping is Twice as Effective as NRT

Vapers Still Trust CDC and FDA According to New Research

Even vapers trust the CDC and FDA most to tell the truth about vaping risks and benefits. Vaping is much safer than smoking. Along with the Royal College of Physicians and Public Health England, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently released a report saying it too. We aren’t at the point where we can be absolutely certain about the precise level of risk, but the evidence is quite clear that vaping is substantially safer than smoking. So why doesn’t the public know it? Research from the U.S. and the U.K. shows that most people don’t know that vaping is safer than smoking. Even more troubling, … Continue reading Vapers Still Trust CDC and FDA According to New Research

New Long-Term Study Shows Vaping Doesn’t Damage Lung Function

The 24-Month study observed “no serious adverse events” related to e-cigarette use A brand new study is being published next month in the Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology Journal. The lead researcher was Tanvir Walele, Director of Scientific Affairs for Fontem Ventures, a division of Imperial Brands LLC, the makers of the Blu e-cigarette. Walele and his team were based out of the Research and Development Center in Liverpool, UK. They set out to better understand the effects of vaping long term, and were primarily concerned with lung function, as it’s the most negatively affected system by smoking. The results of their two-year study … Continue reading New Long-Term Study Shows Vaping Doesn’t Damage Lung Function

Study: vaping carries ‘minimum health and safety concerns’

A new study concluding that vaping carries minimal “safety concerns” is adding to the heaping pile of evidence bolstering the image of electronic cigarettes as harm reduction tools. Researchers at North East Hills University (NEHU) in India, a country that remains highly skeptical towards alternative smoking technologies, recently conducted a review and analysis of the existing scientific literature concerning the health impacts of vapor devices when compared to traditional tobacco products, reports Hindustan Times. In their report, titled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) as a substitute for conventional cigarettes, the researchers concluded that vaping poses few meaningful health risks to former smokers transitioning off … Continue reading Study: vaping carries ‘minimum health and safety concerns’

More US teens are vaping than smoking cigarettes, study finds

Nationally representative study shows more high schoolers have tried e-cigarettes, raising fears they could be the next generation’s substance of choice. More US teenagers have tried vaping than smoking cigarettes, a new study shows, raising concerns among some researchers that vaping could become a new generation’s substance-delivery system of choice. The new nationally representative study showed that 35.8% of students in their final year of high school had tried vaping, versus 26.6% who had ever smoked a cigarette. These findings emphasize that vaping has progressed well beyond a cigarette alternative Richard Miech, principal investigator Since vaping’s growth in popularity, debate has … Continue reading More US teens are vaping than smoking cigarettes, study finds

Long-Term Study Indicates Vaping 96% Less Dangerous Than Smoking, Could Save The US $309 Billion and 456,000 Lives

“Dr. Robert L. Cranfield’s research looked into how e-cigarette use affects the health of former smokers after several years of use” A newly circulated study published on ResearchGate has found that vaping has “a dramatic and positive effect on the health of those who are able to switch from cigarettes.” The research was conducted by Dr. Robert L. Cranfield and his team, as they hoped to better understand the different demographics of vapers and how several years of use has impacted their health. What they found was nothing short of astounding, with a reported 96% reduction in self-reported adverse health effects between … Continue reading Long-Term Study Indicates Vaping 96% Less Dangerous Than Smoking, Could Save The US $309 Billion and 456,000 Lives

US Study: E-cigarettes most effective smoking cessation aids

A recent study published in The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, looked at government data from 2013 and 2014, and found that e-cigarettes were one of the most commonly used cessation tools by American smokers, and the most successful. E-cigs produced the best results with 540,000 managing to quit successfully, while NRT and prescription drugs combined, helped about 354,000. Lead study author, Brad Rodu, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville, endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research, and member of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at U of L, and his colleague Nantaporn … Continue reading US Study: E-cigarettes most effective smoking cessation aids