According to a new study published by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, vaping is 95% safer than smoking. Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos is a world renowned cardiologist and leading e-cigarette and vaping researcher who has been conducting scientific studies on e-cigarettes since they first became popular back in 2007.
He recently published a study which reveals that vapers are not exposed to dangerous levels of aldehydes. He therefore concludes that smokers should n fact be encouraged to switch to vaping.
This study is in contradiction to a research paper written in January 2015, which concluded that e-cigarettes contain twice the amount of formaldehyde than that of a traditional tobacco cigarette. The media ran with this and it caused people to believe the false theory that e-cigarettes are full of formaldehyde.
Dr. Farsalinos’s study, however, shows that minimal levels of aldehydes were detected in e-cigarettes and that these levels wer also 30-250 times lower than tobacco smoke from traditional cigarettes.
The original study was flawed from the beginning as researchers overheated the atomizers in the e-cigarette to a point no vaper would realistically vape at. This created what is known in the vaping community as a “Dry hit” or “Dry puff”. A dry hit occurs when e-liquid on the wick or cotton is all used up and the wick or cotton becomes dry, hence the name “Dry hit”. This caused an e-cigarette smear campaign as The New England Journal of Medicine severely overheated the atomizers and measured the amounts of formaldehyde in these dry hits, then released the findings as evidence that there is twice as much formaldehyde in e-cigarettes than in a traditional tobacco cigarette. People were lead to believe that e-cigarettes were actually even more toxic than traditional cigarettes, based on this flawed evidence.
We can assure you that Dr. Farsalinos’s study is completely conclusive, as it was peer reviewed and published in ‘Addiction’ which is a monthly international scientific journal publishing peer-reviewed research reports on alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco, and gambling as well as editorials and other debate pieces. This continuous publication is owned by the Society for the Study of Addiction.
We can therefore conclude that vaping is in fact a very safe alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes which contain harmful tobacco. If you are a smoker who is trying to quit, it is highly recommended that buy yourself an e-cigarette and start vaping!