The time has come!
The one study to rule them all has risen off of the horizon. It was published by The Journal of Aerosol Science, our brothers in arms, fighting for what is right. With their latest study, they have struck the arrow into the bone-marrow itself. May the imprint of the e-cig on the world never be the same again!
The study was led by Dr. Mauro Scungio, who has given his hand from the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. The study that his team performed is the one that we have all been waiting for, because it is the one that finally delves into the one thing about e-cig vapor that is responsible for all the ruckus. For your reading purposes, you can find the article here.
The golden nugget that I am referring to here is ultrafine particles, or UFP’s. UFP’s are the particles whose possible effects have remained largely unknown, and yet are the source of the fear of those who are weary of e-cig vapor. Not only that, the team used an Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk model, which basically means that their study looked at both sub and super micron particles. This is very important, because what studies typically do is look at either one or the other. This is big, big news for the wonderful world of vapor!
Their results are astounding, folks. They have found that the number of harmful particles in e-cig vapor is greater than 57,000 times less than that of the smoke from a cigarette. The article I read didn’t really go into any gritty scientific detail, but it did link to another article that contains more of that kind of information. I haven’t gotten too deep into that one yet, as it is pretty thick. If you wish for a quick way to get to that, look no further than here.
In addition to this great news, Churnmag also mentions that even the tobacco industry is now having to admit to positive findings on the side of e-cig vapor. The researchers of British American Tobacco recently did a study as well. Their goal was to see the effects of e-cig vapor on our genes, in comparison to traditional cigarette smoke. When exposed to cigarette smoke, the number of affected genes was over 850, with over 200 of them damaged within the first 24 hours. When they looked at the damage caused by vapor, they saw a 96.4% reduction in the harm that was done to the genes. Get this, only 4 genes were affected at the 48-hour mark. By comparison, that is, as the article oh so eloquently puts it…”remarkable”.
It seems now that we have the science on our side. The remaining target is the general public. There are many who want to quit smoking, and have tried and failed with the other methods that are out there. It seems as though it is up to us, the e-cig community, to spread the word. We need to show them that we are educated, and we have the most qualified people to back us up – scientists and the tobacco industry. We might as well make signs that say “Drop your weapons. The war is over.”
This is a mile-stone for all who wish to spread the word about the health benefits of vaping.
We are strong.
We are healthy.
We are right.
With this victory, I shall bid you farewell, until next time.
Vape with the best of ‘em.