Vaping is getting embraced by every pot smoker after the health experts first released their long-term effects to ex-smokers. The six-month study showed that people who switched from real marijuana cigars to use of had their systems contaminated with fewer toxins and carcinogens compared to the regular smokers.
In comparison to tobacco products, nicotine patches appeared to be much safer in the e-cigarettes users than in real tobacco cigarettes users. These findings were based on the urine and saliva samples taken from the users. This should be great news to pot users who were planning to quit due to a lot of misinformation being thrown all over the media.
Information suggesting that vaping is harmful are just baseless myths as there are many benefits of vaporizing and have little information from the real world experience. Experts advise that it is vital to switch entirely from smoking to vaping to realize the full safety and health benefits. Nicotine Replacements Therapies can also be a good option. This is after the study participants who failed to keep clean during the study period recorded a considerable amount of nicotine in their urine samples.
According to Dr. Lion Shahab from the University College of London, the study proves the earlier theory that the benefits of vaporizingare incomparable to smoking. He, however, states that NRT is the most reliable option of the two and suggest that there is a low risk associated with its use.
”We’ve shown that the levels of toxic chemicals in the body frommarijuana vaporizers are considerably lower than suggested in previous studies using simulated experiments. This means some doubts about the safety of e-cigarettes may be wrong.
Our results also suggest that while e-cigarettes are not only safer, the amount of nicotine they provide is not noticeably different from conventional cigarettes.”
”This can help people to stop smoking altogether by safely dealing with their cravings,“ claims Dr, Shahab.
Furthermore cancer research in the UK funded scientist who studied a total of 181 individuals. The subjects included smokers as well as smokers who had used e-cigs as well as those that had undergone the Nicotine Removal Therapy products such as patches or nasal sprays for the past six months.
A similar study was done on a group of subjects who used both e-cigs as well as smoking real marijuana bongs. The results comparison showed that the users who used e-cigarettes only had 97 percent lower toxic levels than the subjects that used. A cancer-causing toxin known as NNAL was the most noticeable of all other toxins.
The levels of NNAL between the real cigarettes smokers and those of e-cigarettes vapers and smoke real cigars were almost similar. This is why it is very advisable to choose between vaping and smoking, but a combo will do you no right.
Other substances known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which included highly carcinogenic acrylamide and cyanide-releasing acrylonitrile, were less present in the urine of e-cigarette users.
Alison Cox, director of cancer prevention at Cancer Research UK, claims that around a third of tobacco-caused deaths are attributed to cancer, and he, therefore, hopes that e-cigarettes are the game changers when it comes to helping addicts combating their addiction. He further hopes that the study adds to growing evidence that there are many benefits of vaporizing compared to smoking, and adds that the long-term effects of its products will be minimal.
He believes that understanding and communicating the benefits of nicotine replacements, such as e-cigarettes, is a significant step in reducing the number of tobacco-related deaths. Other marijuana experts have applauded the study terming it as extremely important and unique. The findings have been published in the Journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Ed Stephens who is a senior research fellow at the University of St Andrews, claims that the study findings confirm the potential importance of e-cigarettes and contributes to the growing body of evidence that the risk from chemicals in vapor is far lower than in cigarette smoke when an e-cigarette is used as the manufacturer intended.
Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, who is a senior health behaviors researcher at the Oxford University and the managing editor of the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group, adds that there is still need for more studies on the long-term safety of e-cigarettes. Although this study adds to the evidence suggesting electronic cigarettes are considerably safer than smoking regular cigarettes, as is using NRT long term.
Jammie further adds that Cigarettes are uniquely deadly and smokers who switch to marijuana vaporizer, or long-term use of NRT should bear in mind that the adverse effects from cigarettes come from the tar compounds and not the nicotine.