UK study concludes vaping is far less dangerous than traditional cigarettes
A UK-based review of recent literature on the use of e-cigarettes finds that vaping is 95 percent less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes.
The review, commissioned by Public Health England, challenges widespread media reports that e-cigs are as dangerous to health as traditional smoking tobacco, according to Medical News Today. “While vaping may not be 100 percent safe, most of the chemicals causing smoking-related disease are absent and the chemicals that are present pose limited danger,” the authors write.
The review also concludes that e-cigs contribute to falling smoking rates. Of England's 2.6 million adult e-cig users, nearly all are either current or ex-tobacco smokers who are using vaping devices to quit traditional cigarettes or avoid picking up the habit again.