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 within 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 within the air for longer time periods,” said Dr Grant O’Connell, Corporate Affairs Manager at Fontem Ventures, and senior author of the study.
The research is among the first detailed studies conducted to analyze the dynamic properties of exhaled e-vapour aerosol particles. The research entitled “Characterisation in the Spatial and Temporal Dispersion Differences between Exhaled e-cigarette mist and Tobacco Smoke,” was a collaboration between Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania, EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Technology and science), ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and Fontem Ventures.
During the study, Smoke Vapor 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 returning to background levels within seconds. This is also observed under no room ventilation conditions, representing a worst scenario.
“Exhaled e-vapour aerosol particles use a different chemical composition to tobacco smoke and here we show the physical properties are also significantly different. This data adds to the growing body of evidence that vaping indoors is unlikely to pose an aura quality issue,” said Dr O’Connell.
For both e-vapour products and conventional cigarettes, the particle concentrations registered following each puff were inside the same order of magnitude. However, for e-vapour products the particle concentration returned to background values in a couple of seconds; for conventional cigarettes it increased with successive puffs, only returning 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 continues to be worryingly effective. About 6.9 million Americans were current users of e-cigarettes in 2017, based on the latest National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which was a million fewer than the prior year.
The survey, which is the source for your 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 fewer than in 2014, the very first year NHIS surveyed for vaping.
Data also showed the amount of those currently using e-cigarettes who were 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 aiding smokers have the switch from their deadly habit, are concerned misinformation inside the public domain about vaping has seen the amount of vapers tragically decline.
Long-time vaping campaigner, Clive Bates, said of the news: “American anti-vaping extremists are performing well in fighting off the vaping threat to the cigarette trade,” while Gregory Conley, president from the American Vaping Association, thought more should be performed to educate smokers about the benefits of vaping and correct the misinformation they have been fed.
He stated following the recent data – which showed not simply 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 rather than ~40%, we could be even lower today.”
Earlier this coming year, it absolutely was revealed Americans’ perception of the relative harm of e-cigarettes versus cigarettes, as measured by the National Cancer Institute’s Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), had risen, with more than half believing vaping was only as harmful as cigarettes.
Exploring the numbers from 2013 to 2017 (available here), Bates said: “So what difference did four years of better products, academic studies, journal articles and commentaries, conferences and publicly funded risk communication make? Yes, it slklbb a deterioration during 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 data comes in exactly the same week the American Cancer Society (ACS) admitted the American public has been misinformed about the hazards of vaping – and is now planning to advertise it instead of smoking.