E-cigarette Vapor Bears No Risk For Health
According to a new study published the last month the environmental e-cigarette vapor does not bare the same risk as the secondhand tobacco smoke does.
The air quality study was held by CHANGE, LLC at the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY and was published in the journal Inhalation Toxicology. The core issue of the study was to compare the harmful byproducts usually found in common tobacco smoke and the levels of the same compounds in most popular brands of vaporized e-cigarette liquid.
The conclusions were based on the way of action of e-cigarettes. As it is known this type of cigarettes vaporize liquid quicker than the usual tobacco smoke. That is why most of the harmful compounds present in smoke were not found in e-cigarette vapor. The few harmful compounds remarked in e-cigarette vapor were at such minimal levels that there was detected no risk for cancer or other serious problems according to the toxicology analysis.
Based on the held study several representatives of Public Health Associations expressed their point of view referring to the issue. Among them was Dr. Michael Siegel of Boston University School of Public Health. He stated that "this study demonstrates that the risks of secondhand vapor from electronic cigarette use are very small in comparison to those associated with secondhand tobacco smoke". He also added that there is no need for elimination of electronic cigarette use in public places while the use of usual cigarettes in such places remains undecided.
Whether to include e-cigarettes in smoking bans or not is still an issue of growing controversy. Many representatives of smoking organizations believe that there are no reasons for e-cigarettes to be included in smoking bans. The held study has confirmed this point of view bringing the scientific evidence. That was the first study that involved such a wide range of toxins. Nevertheless the previous studies which involved a fewer number of toxins had similar results.