Although the jury is still out on whether or not vaping is really safer than smoking, all the latest news coming from major global studies does tend to indicate that vaping really is considered to be the lesser of two evils. In fact, by some standards from esteemed research groups, vaping is actually even safer than the air you breathe each and every day due to uncontrollable toxins in the atmosphere. So then, what are these studies and how do they conclude that vaping is not only safer than smoking but in general, as safe as can be said of anything ‘foreign’ that you would naturally inhale? Here is just a sampling of the latest news.

Vaping Is Not Legally a Quit Aid

Many government agencies have forbidden advertisers from making the bold claim that vaping can help you quit smoking. Vaping is not an ‘approved’ quit aid, even though many ex-smokers have successfully kicked the habit by vaping. Therefore, it is up to the individual to decide for themselves whether or not vaping can help them quit. Some have seen total success whereas others short-lived success, and others still were totally unable to quit.

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What vaping does is simply to provide the sensation of smoking without the 4,000 plus toxins inherent in smoke, while also providing the nicotine that makes smoking pleasurable. You can find all natural terpenes for sale at companies like Extractz. They have also provided a way for vapers to add naturally extracted terpenes so that they can blend the flavor and aroma they prefer to their nicotine e-juice, as it is commonly referred to. With this background in mind, it is now possible to understand why governments like the US and the UK are reluctant to classify it as a quit aid as studies continue on both sides of the pond.

Study Released February 2017

The first long-term study of its kind released in February of this year finally made it clear that those who totally quit for a period of six months or longer while vaping or employing other NRTs had far fewer carcinogenic toxins in their urine and/or saliva than those who still smoked tobacco cigarettes.

The study also indicates that, contrary to previously released statements, there is no evidence that vaping and Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT) like patches had carcinogenic properties. The study emanating from the University College of London and led by Dr. Lion Shahab is said to have definitively proved the safety of vaping and other NRTs.

Current Conclusions to Be Made

As of the current time, most agencies around the world are taking a closer look at vaping because of the results of this one study conducted by a renowned UK university. While it is still not legal to promote vaping as a quit aid, all the evidence found indicates that vaping is not considered to be carcinogenic and some smokers were able to stay cigarette-free by using a vaping device or some other form of NRT.

A brief note in closing should be made that there are those who believe the huge tobacco industry is spending billions to lobby governments against vaping. Is there any truth to this? Even so, the fact remains that studies have found that vaping is definitely safer than smoking. That alone is reason enough to give it a try, and if you’re creative, design your own flavors!