08 June 2017

Making the switch from conventional cigarettes to vaping

When it comes to the amounts of cancer-causing chemicals found in smokers’ bodies, a new study suggests that making the switch from conventional cigarettes to vaping is a significant improvement. After screening 181 people for carcinogens, British scientists concluded that former smokers who had transitioned to e-cigarettes for half a year or more had very low concentrations of the most damaging carcinogens found in tobacco when compared to cigarette smokers. “I would bet my house on e-cigarettes being substantially safer than smoking,” exclaimed Robert West, one of the researchers involved.


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