- By Levi Rickert
Word has it that vaping is far much safer as compared to smoking. There is no doubt, that smoking has an adverse effect on vascular health to the extent of causing the death of many smokers.
Many smokers develop nicotine dependence as time goes by therefore making it almost impossible for them to quit. This led to the founding of vaping companies like SMOK vape that has come up with innovations and a variety of SMOK products, for instance, vape kits, pod systems, tanks, coils, vape pens, and Smok mod among others to provide a safer alternative to smoking.
Since many people were curious to know the truth behind this claim, research had to be done to prove the truth. The Largest study history was conducted in the UK on the effect of conventional cigarettes plus e-cigarettes' effect on vascular health. Eventually, vaping was found to be less harmful in relation to smoking. It was discovered that when a smoker switches to vaping, they benefit from improved vascular health. Women were found to reap bigger benefits than men
Also, The British Heart Foundation did commission the VESUVIUS study. This study entailed a 2-year trial and its main focus was on real smokers. The trial started by dividing a group of smokers into categories, and one group was to continue smoking while the other group switched to e-cigs. The group with vapers had some of them using e-cigs without nicotine and the other with nicotine.
After a month, the group of smokers who had switched to vaping had a remarkable vascular health improvement. Female patients' vascular health improvement was incredible. However, the group that was using e-cig that lack nicotine had a higher improvement rate, unlike counterparts.
Is Vaping completely harmless?
The study chief investigator by the name Professor Jacob George gave details of the findings. He pointed out that e-cigs are not 100% free from risk, but they are less harmful as compared to smoking when it comes to vascular health. Professor Jacob George is a specialist in Cardiovascular Medicine & Therapeutics at Dundee University.
Nevertheless, switching to vaping goes a long way to improve vascular function in just a month. Basically, smoking is known to trigger heart diseases, but improved vascular function among vapers reduces the chances of having cardiovascular disease by 13%. This is according to a press release by Professor George.
What experts have to say about the trending negative news about vaping
Off late vaping has been on the headlines with the press linking it to deaths and lung diseases. However, so much has been done to prove that vaping benefits outweigh related risks. Caitlin Notley pointed out that vaping has more benefits as compared to its risks. Vaping has attracted negative attention with some countries across the world threatening to place a ban on vaping. However, vaping has served as an excellent way to help smokers quit smoking.
United States CDC (Center For Disease Control and Prevention) reported more than a thousand Evali cases. This entails vaping products or e-cig use linked to lung injury plus 34 deaths. However, this cannot be compared with roughly eight million smokers who die every year for using smoking tobacco.
CDC reports that 86 percent of vapers who become sick as a result of vaping are found to have used THC (cannabis) products in the past 3 months. Most country does not allow the use of THC a contributing reason why Evali outbreaks are not heard in other countries.
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