The Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine recently had a team conduct a study on whether or not airway infection was decreased in those switching from smoking to vaping.
I think we're all getting a little sick of the endless 'studies' that say that vaping is worse than smoking. Those of us who've made the change know that E-Cigarettes have revolutionised our lives for the better and now couldn't do without them. Well, at the Wolfson Institute they're hitting back to show that airway infections are decreased on the whole when switching from cigarettes to Ecigs. The petri dish culture studies done to show the harmful effects of vaping have often drawn widespread criticism over their methodology and failure to replicate normal vaping conditions. Frequently, the cell damage reported was caused by concentrations far in excess of normal vaping.
This new study is a bite back against such studies and goes a long way to showing the health benefits of making the switch. Professor Peter Hajek, the lead researcher, said: “There is no doubt that e-cigarettes are much safer than conventional cigarettes, but smokers are still led to believe that they’re dangerous. This misinformation includes a misreported study on rats that claimed that vaping may increase vulnerability to infections. These new findings from human vapers show that this is not the case.”
This team conducted an online survey from which 941 subjects reported obvious changes to their respiratory symptoms. Results showed that a massive 66% of those taking part felt their health and lung function had improved as a result of switching from tobacco to E-Cigs. 29% thought they had experienced no change, whilst only 5% felt their condition had worsened.
Now obviously this is a self-reported test, so must be taken with a pinch of salt, but it certainly falls in line with what a lot of us hear back from friends and colleagues who have made the switch. It's also what many of us find in our own personal experience, I know I certainly have. Below is the graph detailing the results. We'd love to hear you thoughts and feelings on the subject. Do you agree or disagree with the study? Let us know in the comments.