American vape studies usually show false information on how vaping is extremely detrimental to your health to push the public away from vaping. But recently The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) compares vaping and cigarette users in a study showing the truth about vaping and how it is “10% to 98%” significantly lower concentrations of biomarkers of exposure, compared with exclusive cigarette smokers.” The study “Comparison of Nicotine and Toxicant Exposure in Users of Electronic Cigarettes and Combustible Cigarettes,” took into account biomarker concentrations in e-cigarette users only, combustible cigarette users only, dual users, and non-smokers / non-vapers.
Public health officials and the FDA always say that more research on the long term effects of vaping is needed before the U.S. Government can fully endorse vaping as a smoking cessation. CNN published a report that Dr. Maciej Goniewicz said, “Although the long-term health effects aren’t known, there are ways to estimate them.” “one of the ways to do that is to measure chemicals in our body that can indicate exposure to toxicants, so some biomarkers, and that is what we did in the study,” said Goniewicz.
Researchers conducted the study with 5,000 adult participants. They were divided into four groups; combustible tobacco cigarette smokers, vapers, dual users, and non-smokers. The data used was collected from 2013 to 2014 and came from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health study. 50 biomarkers used showed exposure to tobacco-related toxicants.
In conclusion, Dr. Goniewicz said, “The users of [e-cigarettes] are exposed to several toxicants. On the other hand, when we compared with the tobacco smokers, then we found that the levels of the toxicant in the e-cigarette users are significantly lower.” The mean concentration of total nicotine equivalents was 93% lower in e-cigarette-only users than in traditional cigarette smokers.