14 Electronic Cigarette Studies That Shame the Critics - ChurnMag
Lack of research is one of the biggest myths we hear from e-cigarette critics. Many people assume that e-cigs have not been studied in detail because the research is not heavily published by the main stream media. However, there have already been many clinical trials and research projects conducted that found promising results for e-cigarettes. [&hellip
to be noted: I used to smoke two packs a day, which adds up to about 100mg of nicotine. Now I go through 3ml of 6mg nicotine a day- which adds up to 18mg of nicotine. I’m about three steps from going to zero nic now. YES IT IS FOR QUITTING, you step down just like with the patch.
now here’s the research on safety, some comparisons to smoking as well.
propylene glycol has been studied extensively for inhalation; it’s been used medically since the 1940s. Glycerin is used in fog machines, and has therefore also been tested extensively for inhalation. Nicotine has been inhaled in the form of smoke for thousands of years.
The only questionable ingredient in ecigs is the flavoring agents; based on OSHA’s take on inhalation danger to workers in plants that manufacture those, there is minimal risk.
Liquids we use are made from 4 things. PG, VG, nicotine, and candymaker’s water-soluble flavoring. There is tons of evidence that this is far less harmful in every way than smoking, and research showing that negative effects of vaping would be negligible. PG being inhaled is considered safe as hell, certainly a hundred times safer than smoke of any kind:
and a thousand more; google “inhaler propylene glycol” under “scholarly research”
irritation can be a (rare) side effect of inhaling VG: http://glycerin-glycerol.com/vegetable-glycerin/
The official FDA MSDS sheet on glycerin indicates that it may be an irritant but has no other known negative health effects on contact, even when inhaled, and no effect on organs.http://www.usglycerin.com/…/Specification-Data-%5BMSDS…
As far as the flavoring goes, well, more research is needed. It should be enough to start with to realize that workers in the plants which produce and contact them are NOT required to wear breathing apparatus of any kind (except for a few, including diacetyl, which is not used in juice…)
Perhaps looking up the OSHA or MSDS sheets on the flavoring agents would help too, if anyone knows the chemical involved, it’s a simple matter of googling “inhalation chemical name” or “MSDS chemical name” and seeing what research has been done.
Nicotine has beneficial uses as well as its negative effects.
more on nicotine: http://dengulenegl.dk/English/Nicotine.htmlhttp://www.neurology.org/content/78/2/91.abstracthttp://www.popsci.com/…/2001-12/nicotine-surprise
addendums: some people quit smoking with these without even trying, and an article about hrm reduction.
Review of the relevant studies, from a research perspective, peer-reviewed—- http://www.palgrave-journals.com/…/full/jphp201041a.html