On November 19th, Jerome Adams (@JeromeAdamsMD) created a Tweet that says the following: "Are more people quitting nicotine addiction w/ alternative tobacco products or starting? AHA news: Millions who never smoked cigarettes are using other tobacco products | Health News | US News. Then, on the same Tweet he says, "Respectfully to both you and Jamika, it's only harm reduction if you accept that the choice is between some harm and more harm. But that's a false choice. I want a world where people never start using nicotine. Because less harm isn't no harm. Also, that "95%" so many quote wasn't from an actual study. It was based on the opinions of a few people, formed after reviewing dated research on a radically different product landscape, in a regulatory environment that is significantly different than in the U.S."
Let's dive into some legitimate studies that the United States Surgeon General doesn't seem to recognize. This list will have a lot of data, and you can access it any time!
This is the study completed by the Royal College of Physicians, which Jerome Adams refuses to acknowledge because it's the most comprehensive study.
This is an air quality study conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH). This study says that air quality under normal conditions, doesn't change the air quality when someone is vaping in the room. Therefore, little to no risk of "second-hand vape."
Another NIH study where patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) found "significant improvement in COPD exacerbation rates, CAT scores and 6MWD." There was no change in lung function over a 3 year time period, but significant improvements are a good start.
The British Heart Foundation, similar to the American Heart Association notes that e-cigarettes have significantly less chemicals in them, but may not be 100% safe. Their viewpoint though is if it's between e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes, use e-cigarettes. They also note that nicotine itself is only a risk to heart disease, not acute cardiac issues or coronary heart disease. Nicotine is not carcinogenic.
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology says that TC (traditional cigarette) smokers, particularly females, show significant improvement in vascular health switching from TC to EC (electronic cigarettes).
Of course, the study I've conducted is also available here on the website. You can check out The Vaping Study at https://www.yes-i-vape.com/post/the-vaping-study This has self-reported data shared from almost 3,000 individuals over a one month period (and is still open to receive data). Despite it not being a peer-reviewed scientific study, self-reporting is quite a large influence in the medical field.
If you'd like to take the survey I've been conducting, follow the link here: https://forms.gle/WM75xNXRMqMUJyiw6
Here's some data to share! Share away, vape family!