Holy Smokes! E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco, Long-Term Study Reveals
A new study reveals that any lingering doubts whether the use of electronic cigarettes is safe can finally be put to rest.
Electronic cigarette or e-cigarette may be a safer and less toxic alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes. This is what a new study funded by the Cancer Research UK suggests.
Confirming the results of previous scientific works on the safety of e-cigarettes, experts detected significantly lower levels of toxins and carcinogens in saliva and urine samples of long-term e-cigarette users or nicotine replacement therapy versus continuous smokers of traditional tobacco cigarettes.
“Our results also suggest that while e-cigarettes are not only safer, the amount of nicotine they provide is not noticeably different to conventional cigarettes. This can help people to stop smoking altogether by dealing with their cravings in a safer way,” said Lion Shahab of the University College London, the lead author of the study.