Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 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. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Med stockout crisis cripples North West Medical Does alcohol cause acne? Lifestyle Finally, affordable prostheses for breast cancer survivors News Stop believing these 7 health myths Medical Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter? Lifestyle 7 most common fibromyalgia symptoms in women From our sponsors WIN a R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.