A video experiment from Guardian News (UK) showing the level of tar from smoking and vaping.
Medical - Research
Tobacco Harm Reduction
The use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, is the most common and recognised form of THR in Australia. Although we will cover Snus and Heat not Burn, the vast majority of content will focus on vaping.
Unfortunately, the public is far too often presented with an unjust and overly cautious sentiment. Many politicians, regulators and those representing the medical industry, seem to ignore the science, therefore passing up a unique yet positive public health opportunity.
The consequences, whether intentional or not, place uncertainty among those smokers desperate to find a viable smoking cessation method.
Here, we look at the latest research and developments surrounding THR.
With respect to respiratory infections and pneumonia, a recent study shows that switching from smoking to vaping offers substantial benefits.
A study in Tobacco Control identified a very low cancer risk from e-cigarettes compared to tobacco cigarettes.
The UK Royal College of Physicians has released a ground-breaking report stating that vaping is 95% safer than smoking.
Dr Mendelsohn explains that electronic cigarettes are more likely to divert teenagers away from smoking.