E-Cigarettes and Health Risks

Hello and welcome! Dawn here your A Clean Cigarette brand electronic cigarette blogger. Thank you so much for stopping in. Today, we are going to take a hard look at a few recently released bits of evidence regarding electronic cigarettes. We will break them down and get to the bottom of what the Science actually says vs what some of the headlines I have seen around try to make it seem. Make sure to read all the way through to the third and final study. It’s GREAT news.


First up:  (Click heading for a link to the study)

Adolescent Exposure to Toxic Volatile Organic Chemicals From E-Cigarettes

Important Note: This study is Published in a peer-reviewed journal.

What the headlines say: “Vaping delivers cancer-causing chemical” and “Research proves e-cigarettes are not safe”

What the Science says:  This study took a very small group of kids that averaged about 16.5 years old. They tested the ones that had never used an e-cigarette or smoked burning tobacco, the ones who had used both and the ones that had only used e-cigarettes or vapes.

Results?

  • Kids that smoked neither, had no smoking or nicotine related carcinogens
  • Kids that used burning tobacco had large amounts of smoking-related carcinogens
  • Kids who used only e-cigarettes had more smoking-related carcinogens than kids who didn’t use anything and way less than kids who used burning tobacco.

While it has very few participants and is considered a low power study, it does sound about right. Nothing you inhale besides clean air is good for you. IF you are a non-smoker, never start. This study proves why we say this. If however you already smoke cigarettes, then according to this study switching to electronic cigarettes would reduce your exposure to carcinogens. (Hey, we are not claiming it, they said it, we are just reporting it )


Number 2 in our line up:  (Click heading for a link to the study)

 “A cross-sectional study reveals an association between electronic cigarette use and myocardial infarction,” 

Important Note: This study is NOT Published in a peer-reviewed journal.

OKay on this one I refuse to say “what the science says.” and let me tell you why. This is being talked about as a study, but what it is, is a KNOWN anti-e-cigarette activist putting forth propaganda. The paper as of now has not been excepted by a single medical or scientifical journal for publication for a few reasons. Here is a quote from THIS news article that sums it up the best.

“Professor Michael Siegel highlighted a glaring error in the “research”. The paper was based on data collected by the Centers for Disease Control, and that data simply isn’t capable of saying what Glantz claims it does. CDC asked people whether they vaped or smoked, and whether they’d had a heart attack – but not when the heart attack happened.”

Professor Michael Siegel went on to say that in many cases the REASON a person seeks out an alternative to smoking is that they have had a heart attack. That attack motivated the switch in many cases. So what this study ACTUALLY proves is that 42% of the surveyed vapers had a heart attack at some point, before or after vaping……

I can not speak for other types of electronic cigarettes but I CAN say that here at A Clean Cigarette it is VERY common for new customers to tell us they recently had a heart attack, or a family member had one and that the reason they are in our stores today is for that very reason. But the fact that this study did not prove what it claims to prove did not stop the author from releasing the information to the media. The fact that no medical journal will publish it, did not stop the media from reporting on it like it was real data. Go figure.


Last but certainly NOT least or 3rd study of the day:

“Health impact of E-cigarettes: a prospective 3.5-year study of regular daily users who have never smoked”

Important Note: This study is Published in a peer-reviewed journal.

The headlines: What Headlines? This is not being covered by big media in any way that I can find. Sure the bad stuff gets ratings. The good stuff never sees the light of media day.

What the Science Says:

This study took a small number of never smokers who were using vapes and e-cigarettes and studied the lung health of those never-smokers over a course of three and a half years. When the testing was done and all the data evaluated they found something better then we at A Clean Cigarette had ever dared to hope in regards to lung damage when associated with inhaling e-cigarette: No Lung Damage. Yep, none. That is spectacular!

Now the study itself is one of low power, that means very few participants. So we would like to see more studies of this type with more active study subjects. In the meantime, it is nice to see statements like the one below about e-cigarette research.

 “Even the heaviest of users displayed no signs of lung damage or inflammation, and no changes in blood pressure or heart rate were observed.”

Keep in mind this is one of the very first long-term studies we have seen that used NEVER smokers who now use vapes. That means we can see for the first time what vapor and e-cigarettes do to lungs without the damage already caused by traditional burning tobacco use.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this all the way through. These studies for better or worse are looking at things that we need to know as A Clean Cigarette brand e-cigarette smokers. Keeping you informed and up to date is my honor and privilege. Please feel free to leave me a comment below or reach out on our Facebook page. Also if you would like more information about A Clean Cigarette brand electronic cigarettes please feel free to visit our website at www.acleancigarette.com.

Thank you again for coming and have a great day!

Bye,

Dawn


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