Even More Evidence That Vaping Has Less Cancer Risk Than Smoking

For those who needed more convincing, or even for those who just like a little extra reassurance, the news that a recent study has discovered that vaping using normal levels of power poses virtually none of the carcinogenic risks of breathing in tobacco smoke will be much appreciated.

The study, carried out at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, measured the carcinogenic potency of several vapor and tobacco products and then compared the risk contained in each. The result was that, although vaping products using very high power will produce high aldehyde levels, if e-cigarettes are used properly, the risk of developing cancer from vaping is under 1% that of being a tobacco smoker. In fact, the risk of developing cancer as a result of vaping appears to be as low as that of using nicotine patches or gum.

While some experts have been delighted at the published results of this study and have cited it as even more evidence to show that vaping is considerably less dangerous than smoking, unfortunately, some others have chosen to concentrate on other issues rather than cancer.

While most concerns regarding the smoking of tobacco cigarettes centers around their carcinogenic properties, Professor Stanton Glantz from The University of California – San Francisco seems to not care about the possibility of cancer at all, stating that two thirds of deaths as a result of tobacco exposure are actually due to other conditions such as pulmonary, metabolic and cardiovascular disease. He also points out that using e-cigs still puts vapers at risk of all of these conditions due to the ultrafine particles which they deliver.

While ultrafine particles do represent a cardiovascular risk, when they are delivered through smoking the particles are made from combustion materials and are solid. Conversely, the ultrafine particles in e-cigarette vapor are liquid and can be absorbed by the tissues of the lungs, esophagus and throat. As yet, there has been no evidence to demonstrate that these liquid particles are able to lodge inside the arteries or lungs, causing the same effect as the solid particles.

Luckily, numerous other experts disagree with his theory. Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, for example, has stated that Glantz’s theory is unscientific as well as contrary to the available data. He has also pointed out that in fact more deaths could be prevented by reducing cancer and lung disease than could be prevented by reducing metabolic or cardiovascular disease.

This study is just part of the good news for vapers which has come their way over the last couple of months. With the news that the FDA has decided to have a rethink regarding their draconian vaping regulations and yet another study having been released to provide that vaping is helping former smokers to quit, this further piece of concrete evidence to prove that one of smoking’s greatest risks is virtually absent when vaping is yet another fantastic revelation. Hopefully, this is the beginning of more positive vaping news to come.