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Study: Vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking

Published 02/09/2016

The most common age group for women to vape is 35 to 44, while among men most users are aged 45 to 64
The most common age group for women to vape is 35 to 44, while among men most users are aged 45 to 64

There is never a situation where it is better to smoke than it is to vape (Vaping could pose long-term danger to the heart, cardiologist warns 30/08/16).

We know from independent studies by Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking.

The study referred to in your report looked at the effect of vaping on blood pressure and blood vessels, and found that vaping can cause arterial stiffness, something we already knew.

Most of the changes in this study were induced by asking participants to puff continuously for 30 minutes. Obviously this is not what happens when vapers use their devices in real life.

It is important when reporting that the study in question is subjected to critical analysis. Failure to do so can create a false impression that vaping is more harmful than it actually is and may put some smokers off switching to vaping.

Richard Hyslop

Chief Executive, Independent British Vape Trade Association

Belfast Telegraph

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