Hello and welcome back (or for the first time). I’m Dawn, your A Clean Cigarette blogger. Before we get started I would like to give a big thank you to everyone that visits this blog and an even bigger thank you to those that click the like and share buttons. In the electronic cigarette industry, we need to be proactive about spreading correct and honest information. Let’s face it, the media is in no hurry to do it for us. So for that, we need you. Fellow smokers looking to help other smokers. With that in mind, today’s blog is going to be chalked full of sources and information from names like the FDA, NIH and The American Cancer Society. Real honest information from solid reliable sources. Without further ado, let’s see what the experts say about e-cigarettes.
What do the experts say about e-cigarettes?
Under each heading, there will be sources that are found on the sights of the named association or entity. Some of those sources will be directly from the agency. Some will be studies and research papers that are completed by 3rd party researchers that the agency in question found to be solid science.
- Congress’s NASEM Report: Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes
- FDA: Protecting American Families: Comprehensive Approach to Nicotine and Tobacco
- FDA: FDA announces comprehensive regulatory plan to shift trajectory of tobacco-related disease, death
We have talked a number of times about the FDA. If you are interested in reading any of the past blog write-ups that we have done here are a few links: HERE For NASEM report right up. HERE for the recent announcement on youth vaping. HERE for the political end of things.
When it comes to the FDA, these experts have a lot to say about e-cigarettes.
Quote from the NASEM Report:
“The NASEM report found, among other things, that evidence suggests completely switching from combustible cigarettes to e-cigarettes reduces an individual user’s exposure to numerous toxicants and carcinogens, as well as reduces some short-term health outcomes. However, the report also found that youth and young adults who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try combustible cigarettes”
NIH=National Institute of Health
These guys have a number of sources and when it comes to what the experts say about e-cigarette there are very few who speak so thoroughly.
- Regarding NIH research agenda: NIH Electronic Cigarette Workshop: Developing a Research Agenda.
- Systematic Review and evidence: Safety evaluation and risk assessment of electronic cigarettes as tobacco cigarette substitutes: a systematic review.
- NIH on E-Cigarettes: What are electronic cigarettes?
There is a ton more information that comes out of the NIH, however, I picked three for today. One is really great for us, one is medium and the other is just basic info. Take a peek at their website to learn more about what these experts say about e-cigarettes.
2 Quotes from NIH based systematic review:
“ECs are a revolutionary product in tobacco harm reduction. Although they emit vapor, which resembles smoke, there is literally no fire (combustion) and no ‘fire’ (suspicion or evidence that they may be the cause for disease in a similar way to tobacco cigarettes).”
“Due to their unique characteristics, ECs represent a historical opportunity to save millions of lives and significantly reduce the burden of smoking-related diseases worldwide.”
ACS= American Cancer Society
- ACS Position statement on E-Cigarette: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/e-cigarette-position-statement.html
Even these experts had to give e-cigarettes a nod back in February of this year.
Quote from ACS:
“Based on currently available evidence, using current generation e-cigarettes is less harmful than smoking cigarettes”
CDC= Center for Disease Control
The CDC has been very slow in showing any support for the electronic cigarette industry. So when they come out with new information we are all ears. Here are a couple of there releases. One of which is their release regarding youth vaping.
- CDC Basic Info Brochure: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES WHAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE?
- CDC Youth Vaping: E-Cigarettes and Young People: A Public Health Concern.
Quote & Image Snip from the CDC:
“A recent CDC study found that many adults are using e-cigarettes in an attempt to quit smoking. However, most adult e-cigarette users do not stop smoking cigarettes and are instead continuing to use both products (“dual use”). Because smoking even a few cigarettes a day can be dangerous, quitting smoking completely is very important to protect your health.”
Even the CDC claims e-cigarettes could help smokers. Of course, we here at A Clean Cigarette are NOT making that claim but it is nice to see what the experts say about e-cigarettes.
NHS=National Health Institute
PHE= Public Health England
Based out of the UK, the National Health Institute was one of the first major public supporters of electronic cigarettes as quit smoking aids. That is due for the most part to a study review that came out of PHE. In that report, PHE claimes that e-cigarettes are as much as 95% less harmful than burning tobacco. If you are interested in our blog posts about the PHE report click Here or Here, a link to the report itself is below. Let’s take a look at what experts say about e-cigarettes.
- PHE Report: E-cigarettes: an evidence update A report commissioned by Public Health England
- NHS Release: Smoke-Free
- NHS Release: Using e-cigarettes to stop smoking.
2 Quotes from PHE Release:
“Smokers who have tried other methods of quitting without success could be encouraged to try e-cigarettes (EC) to stop smoking and stop smoking services should support smokers using EC to quit by offering them behavioural support.”
“Encouraging smokers who cannot or do not want to stop smoking to switch to EC could help reduce smoking related disease, death and health inequalities.”
What the real experts say about electronic cigarettes.
The information above is great, but when it comes to us smokers, we want to hear from people who really get it. Other smokers. So while the information below may not come from Ph.D.’s and Government officials. It does come from our Google Reviews and smokers that have actually made the switch with A Clean Cigarette brand electronic cigarettes.
The real experts
Well, there you have it. A fast peek at what smokers are saying when it comes to electronic cigarettes. Specifically A Clean Cigarette brand electronic cigarettes. If you or a loved one has not made the switch yet and you would like more information. Visit www.ACleanCigarette.com for more information.
Thank you again for stopping in and please remember to share and like this blog. Us smokers need to stick together. Up to 6.6 million lives could depend on it according to this study out of George town University.
Quote from Georgetown University: “Findings: Compared with the Status Quo, 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 in the Optimistic Scenario. Under the Pessimistic Scenario, 1.6 million premature deaths are averted with 20.8 million fewer life years lost. The largest gains are among younger cohorts, with a 0.5 gain in average life expectancy projected for the age 15 years cohort in 2016″
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