IT was hailed as the "healthy alternative" to smoking tobacco and as an aid to people who give up darts forever, but a new study has given vapers something to think about.
Daily e-cigarette use may double your chances
In addition, the new study shows that most of those who use e-cigarettes still smoke cigarettes and the two most commonly used patterns were vapers in the study
Senior author of the report, Professor Stanton A. Glantz, said using both products at the same time is more harmful than one or the other.
"Someone who smokes on a daily basis while using e-cigarettes every day increases the chances of a heart attack by a factor of five," he said.
Speaking to Business Insider in February, after the summary of the study was first published, Professor Glantz said his report was the first to show the long-term effects of e-cigarettes
"We "The first people to show a long-term effect of e-cigarettes," he said and "given that it's in line with what we bio know about steam effects the heart, we wanted to get that out there."
While the report is a strong argument against the use of both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes for themselves and in conjunction with others, there are reports that suggest vaping is
A report by Public Health England ( PHE) suggests that evaporation is only a small part of the risk and can be a useful tool for those who want to quit smoking.
"Our new review confirms the finding that steam is a fraction of the risk of smoking, at least 95 percent less harmful and a negligible risk to bystanders, yet more than half of smokers falsely believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking or just do not know, "said John Newton, director of health improvement at PHE.
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"It is very worrying that smokers still have such a poor understanding of what causes the harm of smoking: When people smoke tobacco cigarettes, they inhale a deadly mixture of 7,000 smoke components of which 70 are known to cause cancer, "she said.
"There is now a greater variety of alternative ways to get nicotine than ever before nicotine gum, nasal spray, lozenges and e-cigarettes."
Of course, Australia has a more conservative attitude to vaping. Earlier this year, NSW followed in the footsteps of other states and banned steaming in public spaces. Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT also prohibit the use of Vapes wherever you can not smoke a fine of up to $ 550 if you are using a vape in areas you should not, such as public transport -Stays, outdoor commercial restaurants, sports fields, swimming pool and to be caught within 10m of children's play equipment.
The regulation of e-cigarettes is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth, State and Territorial governments.
Strangely, only e-cigarettes that do not contain nicotine are legal in Australia, although nicotine is in regular cigarettes.
However, it may soon be lawful to import nicotine for "personal therapeutic use" with a prescription for up to three months.
The current position of the NHSR on e-cigarettes reads: "There is currently no evidence that e-cigarettes are safe and that further research is needed to assess the long-term safety, quality and efficacy of e-cigarettes . "
Since 2011, NHMRC has provided more than $ 8.5 million for research in e-cigarettes.