A new peer-reviewed study published within the prestigious journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research indicates that exhaled e-vapour product particles are actually liquid droplets that evaporate in seconds. “No accumulation of particles was registered in the room following subjects’ vaping. This shows us how fundamentally different exhaled e-vapour particles are when compared with those released when smoking conventional cigarettes, the latter of which linger in the air for longer periods of time,” said Dr Grant O’Connell, Corporate Affairs Manager at Fontem Ventures, and senior author of the study.
The study is probably the first detailed studies conducted to research the dynamic properties of exhaled e-vapour aerosol particles. The research entitled “Characterisation from the Spatial and Temporal Dispersion Differences between Exhaled electronic cigarette mist and Cigarette Smoke,” had been a collaboration between Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania, EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and Fontem Ventures.
Throughout the study, Smoking Vapor Reviews used commercially available closed and open system vaping products while researchers measured particle concentrations inside the surrounding air. Unlike for conventional tobacco smoke, following immediate exhalation, scientists observed a rapid decay and evaporation in the liquid aerosol droplets, with levels going back to background levels in seconds. This was also observed under no room ventilation conditions, representing a worst scenario.
“Exhaled e-vapour aerosol particles possess a different chemical composition to tobacco smoke and here we show the physical properties will also be significantly different. This data adds to the growing body of evidence that vaping indoors is unlikely to pose an air quality issue,” said Dr O’Connell.
For both e-vapour products and conventional cigarettes, the particle concentrations registered following each puff were within the same order of magnitude. However, for e-vapour products the particle concentration returned to background values within a matter of moments; for conventional cigarettes it increased with successive puffs, only going back to background levels after 30-45 minutes.
HE number of vapers are falling in America, shock new data has revealed, proving its portrayal as a menacing new epidemic by government and anti-tobacco interest groups has become worryingly effective. About 6.9 million Americans were current users of e-cigarettes in 2017, in accordance with the latest National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), that was millions of less than the prior year.
The survey, the source for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national smoking estimates (the nation’s health protection agency), it will make the amount of current vapers two million less than in 2014, the very first year NHIS surveyed for vaping.
Data also showed the quantity of those currently using e-cigarettes who have been former smokers had increased through 2016, but dropped in 2017, from 2.62 to 2.3 million. Pro-vaping experts, who maintain e-cigarettes are key in assisting smokers create the switch away from their deadly habit, are now concerned misinformation in the public domain about vaping has seen the quantity of vapers tragically decline.
Long-time vaping campaigner, Clive Bates, said of the news: “American anti-vaping extremists are doing well in fighting off of the vaping threat towards the cigarette trade,” while Gregory Conley, president from the American Vaping Association, thought more should be done to educate smokers about the benefits of vaping and correct the misinformation they are fed.
He said following the recent data – which showed not only a decline in vapers but an all-time drop in smokers: “We’re almost always reaching all-time low smoking prevalence. If 80% of Americans knew vaping was less hazardous as opposed to ~40%, we might be even lower today.”
Earlier this coming year, it had been revealed Americans’ thought of the relative harm of e-cigarettes versus cigarettes, as measured through the National Cancer Institute’s Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), had risen, with over half believing vaping was just as harmful as cigarettes.
Studying the numbers from 2013 to 2017 (available here), Bates said: “So what difference did 4 years of better products, academic studies, journal articles and commentaries, conferences and publicly funded risk communication make? Yes, it slklbb a deterioration in these already very bad numbers…those incorrectly believing e-cigs were equally as harmful or worse than cigarettes had risen from 39.8% to 55.4%.” The info will come in exactly the same week the American Cancer Society (ACS) admitted the American public has been misinformed regarding the dangers of vaping – and is also now planning to advertise it rather than smoking.