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Information from Public Health England

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  1. Bantorvaper
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    Brand New Information Could Have Massive Impact On Vaping Industry - ChurnMag


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    Public Health England recently released a new demonstration which compares the chemicals in cigarette smoke with e-liquid vapor

    As we turn our calendars over to 2019, the debate over vaping is starting to heat up in a big way. While people have been discussing the efficacy of vaping for years now, things are reaching a head with institutions such as the FDA moving forward with their crackdown on vaping flavors. Those in favor of vaping point to the growing pile of peer-reviewed evidence which concludes e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking. Meanwhile, anti-vapers are more concerned with anecdotal evidence, like false claims vaping leads teens into a life of smoking. All of these factors are coming together, making 2019 what many experts call a make or break year for the vaping industry.

    Luckily some respected institutions, such as Public Health England, have worked tirelessly to ensure that the most significant amount of people understand how much safer vaping is than smoking. They’ve been on the forefront of the vaping debate for many years now, and their latest piece of evidence is once again making a strong case for e-cigarettes. They recently published a new demonstration which compared the effect of smoking for a month with the effect of vaping for a month.

    PHE’s Latest Demonstration

    This latest release from England’s public health agency comes as part of their Health Harms campaign. The campaign aims to encourage smokers to give quitting a chance this January by providing a series of demonstrations. One of the most impactful of these demos was given by Dr. Lion Shahab and Dr. Rosemary Leonard and compared the level of cancer-causing substances inhaled by the average smoker in a month compared with an average vaper. To do this, the team used three different bell jars filled with cotton connected to a diaphragm pump, each providing a continuous and equal stream of either smoke, vapor, or everyday air. To ensure the correct amount of exposure, each jar was only exposed as long as would simulate approximately a month of tobacco or e-cigarette use.

    At the end of the testing period, some obvious results emerged. The cotton inside the bell jar exposed to cigarette smoke was entirely brown, along with the inside of the glass jar itself. The tube leading to the air pump had a significant amount of sticky tar blocking the airway. These results were even more evident when compared with the vaping jar, which experienced none of this dangerous residue. The e-cigarette jar was virtually the same as the control, with only a bit of minor discoloration noted, and ultimately attributed to the coloring in the e-liquid. As a result, PHE is encouraging all smokers who have had trouble quitting to give vaping a chance as part of their Personal Quit Plan.

    Public Perception

    These latest findings from PHE line up with what we already know about the relative risk of vaping. Public Health England themselves has been saying since at least 2015 that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking, but this figure has been backed up time and again since they first published it. In fact, as recently as last month researchers concluded that the level of toxic substances in e-cigarette vapor is around 93% lower than traditional cigarette smoke. Making the harm reduction case even more clear is a report published in the Journal of Aerosol Science which concluded the excess lifetime cancer risk of a vaper is around 57,000 times lower than a demographically similar smoker.

    But despite the incredible evidence supporting the harm reduction value of vaping, public perception remains one of the most significant problems facing the industry. Getting a larger percent of the public to understand the benefits of vaping is likely the most important thing still preventing vaping rights from growing. Polls have shown that only around 13% of adults understand the benefits of vaping, while about 26% think vaping is just as bad if not more dangerous. But perhaps even worse is that only around 44% of smokers even understand how much safer vaping is than continued smoking.

    Implications

    It’s clear that improving the public perception of vaping is the biggest thing we can do to improve the chances of the vaping industry. Until then though, we must continue to support and spread demonstrations like these which prove vaping is much safer than smoking. 2019 could be a terrible year or fantastic year for the vaping industry depending on what happens. If more people commit to spreading the positive evidence for vaping, we may finally begin to shift the public perception in our favor. Until we do, it will always remain very difficult to secure our vaping rights indefinitely.
     
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    I know that my low-cloud stealthy vaping draws very positive (surprised) reactions from people who generally associate vaping with big annoying clouds... however it's the public media that sways most opinions.

    Meanwhile there are issues with some companies - like Voopoo - who are doing a lot of damage with their anti-vape fuel as opposed to others (like Innokin) who produce mods that are altogether more subtle.

    It's frustrating to see the amazing rate of development - like the 'infinix' style GG pod from Tesla that has no display or controls, you shake it to connect bluetooth and can set Temperature control on your phone... and stuff from Joyetech that introduces rewicking as an option. Rebuildable pods are such an attractive budget option compared to tanks, and these devices are far more suited to more public vaping.
     
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    Personally, I don't have the time (or inclination) to spend on recoiling. I quite like the Aspire Nautilus AIO...just drop in a new coil when needed and you're good to go. YMMV :)
     
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    YMMV indeed. I dropped one of my 5-pack of coils in my Amnis and got a disgusting taste within 3 hours... that's one day's smoking budget just on the coil. Frustrated, I then proceeded to give it a good boil and brush out the chimney with my inter-dental brush and wasted a good half hour on it before relegating it to the trash.

    Being able to tear out the cotton, burn and rewick has become a major priority. Building coils is just an optional extra - the coils should easily outlast cotton in any pod.
     
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