From the Study:
>FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Dr Benowitz is a consultant to several pharmaceutical companies that market medications to aid smoking cessation and has served as
a paid expert witness in litigation against tobacco companies. Drs Ramo and Rubinstein have consulted for Carrot Inc, which makes a tobacco cessation device;
and Dr Delucchi has indicated he has no financial relationships relevant to this article to disclose.
>FUNDING: Funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants R21DA040718, P50 CA180890, P30 DA012393, S10 RR026437, and TRDRP 24XT-0007. Funded by the
National Institutes of Health (NIH).
>POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Dr Benowitz is a consultant to several pharmaceutical companies that market medications to aid smoking cessation and
has served as a paid expert witness in litigation against tobacco companies. Drs Ramo and Rubinstein have consulted for Carrot Inc, which makes a tobacco
cessation device; and Dr Delucchi has indicated he has no potential conflicts of interest to disclose.
Well, shit! **sigh** Guess I'll have to switch back to regular cigarettes.
Well considering I smoked for about 15 years, then vaped for 6 months and quit everything and have not smoked/vaped in well over a year. Something I could never seem to do when smoking cigarettes. So yea, for me it was the healthier option.
Now it wont work the same for everyone, but for me, it got me to quit. My2c
I was curious about the chemicals listed, so I looked them up.
* acrylonitrile - has only shown to cause cancer in mice when given huge doses
* acrolein - chemical linked to lung cancer with cig smokers. Very trace amounts (in comparison) found in e-cigs.
* propylene oxide - listed as a group 2B carcinogen (possible, but no direct scientific proof)
* acrylamide - possible carcinogen that is also found in foods like french fries, coffee, prunes, other baked goods.
* crotonaldehyde - listed only as a irritant, found widely in nature and used in a wide range of preservatives.
I don't know of too many thinking individuals who think vaping is 100% safe. Most view it as risk remediation; they're going to either smoke or vape, so they chose the *safer* alternative. It doesn't take a scientist to know that sucking a burning something into your lungs is a lot more harmful than a mist. It's been five years since I've kicked both, but back then the juices were all made with food grade flavoring, which means we were getting those same cancer causing agents in our toaster pastries.
Eating red meat delivers cancer causing chemicals that get into the body, and well done varieties appear to be the worst.
Living in a city delivers cancer causing chemicals that get into the body, and Asian varieties appear to be the worst.
I think at this point we can safely say "everything enjoyable in life causes cancer".
Ugh, it is what it is. I used to smoke a pack a day. i switched to e-cigs, I'm not hacking my lungs up every day anymore and I don't get sinus infections. If either way is gonna kill me I might as well take the one that has less immediate issues.
The big question is it more or less than the cancer causing chemicals cigarettes deliver into the body?