In the News 15th April
Wednesdays News at a glance:
Liberal Democrat manifesto supports vapers! – Evaluation of E-Cigarette Liquid Vapor and Mainstream Cigarette Smoke after Direct Exposure of Primary Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells – E-cigarettes are popular with teenagers – but few of those who try them become regular users – New report from Norwegian Institute of Public Health causes more harm than health – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Wed, 15 April 2015
The party has also ruled out a ban on vaping in public places. There is no evidence of bystander harm from vaping and making it more difficult for people to vape risks discouraging smokers from making the switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes. In addition, forcing vapers to stand with smokers and be exposed to the product they are trying to avoid, seems somewhat perverse….
and Mainstream Cigarette Smoke after Direct Exposure of Primary Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells
Only few studies are available about the health effects of e-cigarettes, which can be divided into chemical, clinical and toxicological studies. In chemical studies, the liquids are analyzed for their ingredients, but mostly only toxicants known from cigarette smoke are investigated, and the search for other unknown, possible toxic compounds is often not included….
but few of those who try them become regular users:
New research has found that few teens who try e-cigarettes become regular users and most of those who do are already regular smokers.
The results come from two surveys of primary and secondary school children from more than 150 schools in Wales, published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Taken from a recent report from Ash Wales. View it as a PDF
Norwegian media has been publishing stories today claiming that “second-hand vaping poses health risks”, giving the impression that e-cigarettes are as dangerous to bystanders as tobacco cigarettes, which of course is not at all what the report says. The report itself contains quite a few serious mistakes as well, but it concludes that risks associated with all other substances other than nicotine isnegligible. It also concludes that cancer risks from nicotine itself, if any, is negligible. …