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Hello there. 🙂 Yep it’s Dawn here again and today I have some very exciting news. With all the recent FDA deeming’s and state and local government road blocks, sometimes it’s nice to see that progress is still being made in the effort to decide how e-cigarettes really effect the safety of the public and our communities. Well today we have a great study to share with you. This study, that was released on Aug 17th 2016, shows evidence of two very important facts.
1st: The nicotine levels delivered are unchanged when switching from burning tobacco to electronic cigarettes.
2nd: Exposure to many of the carcinogens found in burning tobacco are significantly reduced when switching from traditional cigarettes to the electronic cigarette alternative.
Wow, let’s really look at that information. Isn’t that pretty much EXACTLY what most of this industry has been saying all along. Yes, we deliver nicotine. Yes inhaling nicotine is inhaling a drug. Nicotine is not good for you. but even Mitchel Zeller the one time director of the FDA’s Tobacco products center said something in the lines of nicotine is not the issue, it’s the delivery system that’s the main public health risk. (1)
The thing is, finding that the nicotine delivered via e-cig’s is the same, or similar in level to the nicotine we already get from smoking, seems very logical. We have always maintained that we are not a health product but in-fact we are an updated delivery tool for nicotine. So of course we still deliver nicotine. As a matter of fact, I personally would have been very upset to find out that the nicotine levels were significantly lowered. I did not make the switch to escape nicotine…I was trying to get rid of the Stink, the Ash, The Tar and more then 600 additional ingredients.
The crazy thing is even with all this evidence we are still unable to actually claim ANY health benefit. We can not say that switching delivery mechanisms would be a good idea for your health. It does not matter how many studies or how much information we supply. That’s why it is so important to contact your local and federal government representatives. If studies and not enough, then stories will have to be told. We need your voice. Here is a link to help connect you with the government officials for your area. https://www.usa.gov/elected.
Here is some information to help you find this study. The abstract is free but the full document requires jumping through some hoops and paying $40 for a single days use.
Exposure to Nicotine and Selected Toxicants in Cigarette Smokers Who Switched to Electronic Cigarettes: A Longitudinal Within-Subjects Observational Study
- Maciej L. Goniewicz, PharmD, PhD1,2,
- Michal Gawron, PharmD2,
- Danielle M. Smith, MPH1,
- Margaret Peng, BSc3,
- Peyton Jacob III, PhD3 and
- Neal L. Benowitz, MD3
1 Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY;
2 Department of General and Analytical Chemistry, Medical University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Poland;
3 Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
- Corresponding Author: Maciej L. Goniewicz, PharmD, PhD, Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA. Telephone: 716-845-8541; Fax: 716-845-1268; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for stopping by today, we very much hope that you find this information useful. If you hear about any other studies or information you would like to hear from us on please contact me directly at AccAnswers@gmail.com. I will get you the answers you deserve in a timely manner. Thank you again and have a great day!!!