Vaping News 19th July 2016
There have been many news articles recently stating that the use of electronic cigarettes is increasing the risk for teenagers who take up vaping as it could lead them to take up smoking at a later stage or into adulthood when they can purchase them easily, causing more bad publicity for the vaping world.
This week however, there have been articles hitting the Vaping News headlines that dispel this train of thought and state that teenagers who vape are reducing their chances of getting a smoking related cancer by one fifth.
Professor Dr David Levy has challenged this vaping versus smoking fact saying that although using an electronic cigarette might encourage a very few teenagers to move from vaping to smoking the likelihood is that vaping will in fact, reduce our teenage smoking figures.
Smoking related deaths have been reduced by a fifth in those born after they came onto the market in 1997.
A team of scientists have been arguing that although there are many teenagers now vaping, these same teenagers would have taken up smoking regardless and smoking has been proven to be by far the more deadly choice to take.
A study by a group of international experts used a computer model to analyse date collected and their research concluded that, although we still don’t know the long term effects of vaping, electronic cigarettes are likely to reduce cigarette smoking and not lead to offsetting increases in harm from the use of e-cigarettes and more deadly cigarettes.
Professor Levy said “When we consider the plausible positive and negative aspects of e-cigarette use, we find that vaping is likely to have a net positive public health impact.”
A reduction of 21% in smoking related deaths and a 20 percent increase in life expectancy was projected using the model developed by Australian, US and Canadian scientists.
Their findings recorded reductions in smoking and increase in life when an electronic cigarette devices was used in people born in 1997 or after compared to what they would be if there was no other options available apart from smoking.
Prof Levy added: “Our model is consistent with recent evidence that, while e-cigarette use has markedly increased, cigarette smoking among youth and young adults has fallen dramatically.
Ideally let’s hope that teenagers will neither smoke nor vape as any form of nicotine inhalation could have a negative impact on brain development in the young and here at Vaping Liquid we never sell to anyone under 18 and ask for ID if we are not sure on the age of a person.
What needs to happen now over the coming months and years is that the market needs to be analysed further and much more time put into researching the behaviour of our teenagers in regard to vaping over smoking.