Safety of E-Cigarettes are once again Backed by Science
The media has a funny way of treating electronic cigarettes in the news, at times praising them as a wonderful alternative to traditional cigarettes and at others, portraying them as a dangerous health hazard that demands regulation. Most consumers have come to be very skeptical of traditional news outlets in the United States, as very few seem to provide an objective stance or story without some sort of ulterior motive. Here at SmokeStik ULTRA, we are very upfront about our support for electronic cigarettes, and we at least back our claims with scientific data from reputable sources.
This brings us to the subject of minor levels of metal found within electronic cigarette smoke. The media has sent this story to the top of several news outlets with exaggerated and outrageous headlines meant to scare the public into clicking on an article or tuning in to their channel. However, a recent interview with health and tobacco addition expert Riccardo Polosa has once again alleviated concerns about e-cig smoke.
Why Metals Found in Electronic Cigarette Smoke are of Little Concern
By putting scientific data in a sensible, easy to understand context, we better comprehend how electronic cigarettes affect our physical health. When asked if electronic cigarette enthusiasts should be concerned about recent findings of nickel and chromium in e-cig smoke, Polosa replied emphatically and without hesitation:
“They should not. Current findings indicate that e-cigarettes are by far less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. First, levels of metals found in these studies are well below the maximum permissible daily exposure from inhalational medications according to the US Pharmacopeia… considering the reports from the environmental protection agencies, vapers should be more concerned of the air they breathe in polluted cities rather than their vaping!”
-Riccardo Polosa, Worldwide Tobacco Addiction Specialist
There you have it, from a trained expert renowned for his understanding of tobacco addiction and human physical health. The polluted air found in major cities are more of an issue than inhaled electronic cigarette smoke. When compared to traditional cigarettes, these levels are even less alarming, as the thousands of toxins found in normal cigarettes make ecigs seem like a bastion of healthy living. When you have been addicted to traditional cigarettes, you know how true this is already. It is high time that the news media utilizes the scientific data available to them in order to present an unbiased story, rather than pandering for clicks with scary, exaggerated headlines.