Is it true that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than cigarettes?

2022-09-05

It's true. The data is from public health UK, and the screenshot is as follows:

As for why? Others also explained that the main hazards of cigarettes are generated when tobacco is burned, such as tar and carbon monoxide. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco and have no combustion link, so these harmful substances will not be generated. In addition, public health England also pointed out that due to the reduction of more than 70 known carcinogens in traditional cigarettes, the potential risk of cancer of e-smokers is less than 0.5% of that of traditional smokers.


This independent report was released by the public health department of the United Kingdom in 2015. We have to explore whether the research data is true or false in 2022, and we have a long way to go to reverse the negative impact of e-cigarettes on the public.


PS: it doesn't mean that e-cigarettes are harmless. Non smokers don't try!


Since we have all mentioned the public health department of the United Kingdom, let's post the "8 truths about e-cigarettes" issued by the public health department of the United Kingdom in 2018, which are all conclusive refutations and basically cover all aspects of e-cigarettes that we are concerned about:


Truth 1: nicotine e-cigarettes have nothing to do with the 2019 US lung disease outbreak

Since August 2019, mysterious lung diseases have broken out in various parts of the United States, resulting in 68 deaths. It was later found that the culprit was vitamin E acetate, an illegal additive in "inferior" cannabis electronic atomization products. Nicotine e-cigarettes do not contain this substance. However, in response to the outbreak of lung disease, regulators around the world began to ban the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes, which greatly hindered cigarette users from switching to e-cigarettes.


Truth 2: switching to e-cigarettes can improve vascular health. 

The results of a randomized controlled experiment in the UK in December 2019 are encouraging: after smokers completely switched to e-cigarettes, their vascular health improved significantly, almost the same as the indicators of healthy people.


Truth 3: there is no doubt about the harm reduction of e-cigarettes. 

The independent report of public health UK shows that the content of harmful chemicals in e-cigarettes is almost negligible. At present, only 1 / 3 of adults in Britain know that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than cigarettes, and more people need to know the truth.


Truth 4: nicotine does not cause cancer 40% of smokers mistakenly believe that nicotine causes cancer

Although nicotine is addictive, it is the least harmful to health. What is really harmful is thousands of other chemicals in cigarette smoke.


Truth 5: e-cigarettes can assist in quitting smoking and have a significant effect. 

The large-scale clinical trial of the British National Institute of Health (NIHR) shows that the effect of e-cigarettes in assisting in quitting smoking is twice that of nicotine replacement therapy. E-cigarettes help 50000 to 70000 smokers in the UK quit smoking every year.


Truth 6: e-cigarettes do not have the problem of second-hand smoke. 

The components of e-smoke liquid are nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerin and essence. E-smoke will not harm the health of people around. Therefore, the UK's smoking ban in public places does not prohibit e-cigarettes.


Truth 7: the proportion of young people smoking will not increase because of e-cigarettes.

Statistics show that e-cigarettes have not led to an increase in the number of young people smoking. The proportion of e-cigarette users among young people in the UK is extremely low, and they were basically smokers before. In addition, the smoking rate of young people in Britain continues to decline every year.


Truth 8: perfect e-cigarette regulations are very important. 

Britain has formulated perfect regulations. Nicotine e-cigarettes must meet the minimum quality and safety standards and provide necessary information to consumers. E-cigarette advertising has been strictly restricted.