Since e-cigarettes are still a new and emerging product, there has been very few studies which have been released outlining have how safe e-cigarettes are compared to traditional tobacco cigarettes. I will be keeping this page up to date with relevant information regarding the safety of electronic cigarettes.
- Evidence Suggests E-Cigs Safer Than Cigarettes, Researcher Claims
In a new report that bucks the concerns raised by the Food and Drug Administration, a Boston University School of Public Health(BUSPH) researcher concludes that electronic cigarettes are much safer than real cigarettes and show promise in the fight against tobacco-related diseases and death
In the above article, Mr. Siegel made the following point, which makes me feel confident that e-cigarettes will be found to be much safer than their traditional counterpart.
“Few, if any, chemicals at levels detected in electronic cigarettes raise serious health concerns,” the authors said. “Although the existing research does not warrant a conclusion that electronic cigarettes are safe in absolute terms and further clinical studies are needed to comprehensively assess the safety of electronic cigarettes, a preponderance of the available evidence shows them to be much safer than tobacco cigarettes and comparable in toxicity to conventional nicotine replacement products.”
- TobaccoHarmReduction.org is a website dedicated to informing consumers about reduced harm alternatives to cigarette smoking. The site provides a lot of information on the field of harm reducti0n, and it also includes a free ebook. The following description from the site describes their mission well:
Tobacco harm reduction describes actions taken to lower the health risks associated with using tobacco or nicotine. A very important part of tobacco harm reduction is simply educating people about the risks of different sources of nicotine.