Smokers Who Switch To Vaping Live Longer
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It’s happening. Slowly but surely the science is starting to eclipse the fear-mongering and doubts proffered by government officials.

 

A new study conducted by the Tobacco Journal found that “replacement of cigarette by e-cigarette use over a 10-year period yields 6.6 million fewer premature deaths with 86.7 million fewer life years lost.”

 

Their ultimate conclusions stated, “The tobacco control community has been divided regarding the role of e-cigarettes in tobacco control. Our projections show that a strategy of replacing cigarette smoking with vaping would yield substantial life year gains, even under pessimistic assumptions regarding cessation, initiation and relative harm.”

 

Yes, you read that right. What we have now is definitive evidence from scientists explicitly naming vaping a safer alternative to smoking. This is a big win for the vaping community who has been fighting legislative battles for years over the inflated health risks of vaping.

 

Lead researched of the study, David Levy of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center went so far in a recent statement to say that “policy strategy that encourages replacing cigarette smoking with vaping [can] yield substantial life year gains.”

 

As far as the rationale behind the results, there are a few suggested reasons for the longer life expectancy. One being that e-cigarettes leave fewer smokers disabled as opposed to traditional cigarettes. Another is the lower levels of toxins smokers are exposed to with e-cigarettes.

 

While the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes are still unclear, Levy says, “Even the gloomiest analysis shows a significant gain in years of life if nicotine is obtained from vaping instead of much more deadly amount of toxicants inhaled with cigarette smoke.”

 

Source: http://www.newsweek.com/vaping-better-smoking-and-could-save-tobacco-users-lives-study-finds-678947