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 Medical Sudden noises could kill these infant twins with a rare heart condition Medical The 5 biggest causes of digestive issues over the festive season Diet and nutrition 6 better ways to lose weight, recommended by a psychologist Medical Antibiotics and IBS – cure or culprit? Medical 5 things you should know before taking an iron supplement Medical High blood pressure in under 40s tied to earlier strokes From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Infancy » Antibiotics during infancy may up childhood obesity risk New research suggests that babies who are prescribed antibiotics before they're two years old may be more likely to become obese. Seasonal changes » Is your home making you sick? Should you get injected for hay fever? Is your medication struggling to keep your seasonal allergy symptoms in check? There is a shot for hay fever – and this is what you need to know.