In Southeastern US, a new study has again indicated that e-cigarettes are significantly safer than their traditional counterparts.
The study, published on social networking site ResearchGate, found that vaping has a “dramatic and positive effect on the health of those who are able to switch from cigarettes”. To arrive at these conclusions, researchers looked at long term vapers and how their usage has impacted their health. Led by researcher Dr. Robert L Cranfield, the study found that there was a 96% reduction in self-reported adverse health effects after switching to vaping.
The research for the study was collected through social media groups and paper surveys in local vaping shops. In order to delve further into the research, three groups were targeted: former smokers with no ill effects when smoking, former smokers who have used e-cigarettes for over three years and vapers who had never previously smoked.
“There were 108 participants who had been using electronic cigarettes for 3 or more years. On average, they had 1.78 acute or chronic adverse events while smoking. While using electronic cigarettes, they admit to an average adverse event rate of 0.07 per individual. This represents a 96% reduction in adverse health events,” Study Abstract
Read more about the study and the results gained by Dr. Cranfield