Vaping Could Save 6.6 Million American Smokers
“This is a transformative moment in the debate over vaping in America. — American Vaping Association
Reuters recently reported the results of a multi-university research study concluding that switching from cigarettes to e-cigarettescould save up to 6.6 American lives. Cigarette smokers who switch to e-cigarettes and use nicotine delivery devices like: Vape Mods or Vape Pens as part of a cigarette smoking cessation plan are more likely to avoid premature death when compared to e-cigarette users.
Many specialists within the global science community believe e-cigarettes, or vapes, are a lower-risk alternative to tobacco and could help many people quit smoking. Published in the Journal Tobacco Control, the study based findings on worst and best-case scenarios and modeled possible public health outcomes in the United States if cigarette smoking was replaced by e-cigarettes. The study concluded that even in the gloomiest scenario, 1.6 million former cigarette smokers could avoid premature death, while compared to a more optimistic scenario of 6.6 million saved.
Other research highlights from this week:
- Banning e-cigarette flavors, with or without a corresponding ban on menthol cigarettes, could harm public health by discouraging adult smokers from quitting. That is according to research conducted by the Yale School of Public Health and the Centre for Health Policy at the Imperial College in London, the results of which are being distributed the National Bureau of Economic Research. (MarketWatch coverage).
- Among young adults in the Chicago area, e-cigarette use was not associated with later cigarette smoking, according to research published by the journal Addiction.