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Once again, it seems, the Media enjoy the opportunity of presenting a one-sided point of view on e-cigarettes and vaping.
The most recent claims stem from a study by the University of Southern California (USC) that found traces of chromium, nickel and zinc in e-cigarette vapour.
Shocking and horrific headlines ensued – that all vapers are doomed to a nasty end from putting such chemicals into their bodies.
However, the articles were not followed by further editorial expressing the horrific terror that awaits anybody that eats their dinner! Why? Because an average meal cooked in a pan contains a lot more chromium and nickel than e-cig vapour!
E-cigarette vapour contained 0.3 micrograms of chromium. Compare that to three sprigs of broccoli, which contain 11 micrograms of chromium and even a glass of drinking water exceeds 0.3 micrograms of chromium!
E-cigarette vapour was found to contain 0.175 micrograms of nickel. By comparison a meal cooked in a stainless steel pan contains 0.088 micrograms of nickel.
The daily tolerable doses of nickel and chromium are 1 microgram and 33 micrograms respectively. In fact, nickel and chromium and zinc are present in large quantities in our every day diet – many of these chemicals are found in over the counter health and diet supplements.
So, the results tell a completely different story from the mainstream media headlines that enjoy scaremongering the public and look to simply focus on particular sections of reports – avoiding the true context or reporting the real facts.The study published that no carcinogenic chemicals were found in e-cigarette vapour and with these chemical in mind were at least 10 times less toxic than normal cigarettes, and let’s not get started on the toxicity of tar and other carcinogens in tobacco cigarettes.
Once again, these types of headlines call into question the bizarre reporting surrounding e-cigarettes. Yes, it is a new field and yes research is on-going – but the findings are generally positive. You have to question the motives behind such negative reporting – it can’t be to keep people smoking, surely. Is it that tobacco industry money stretches so deep as to fund newspapers? The truth is e-cigarettes are not the enemy and the vaping revolution has real potential to weaken the grip of tobacco on people’s health – ultimately saving millions of lives.
So we implore journalists to get past the sensational headlines you think may sell a story and report the facts – they, too, can be exciting and, believe us, the response from readers will be sensational.
Sources: USC study of electronic cigarette vapour
Based on an article in churnmag.com
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The tobacco industry is notoriously untrustworthy and resorts to many surreptitious methods to increase sales and its profits. Their marketing budgets stretch to - covertly funding media organisations, even health initiatives and actively lobbying or threatening governments to not “rock the boat” when it comes to tobacco marketing – as we witnessed recently in Ireland regarding the plan for plain cigarette packaging.
In his recent article (21/02/15) in The Spectator, Derek Yach, Executive Director of the Vitality Institute and former head of tobacco control at the World Health Organisation (WHO), rationalises his distrust of the tobacco industry but warns against tarnishing e-cigarettes with the same hostile brush.
"When electronic cigarettes came to the U.S. about 2007, I was skeptical. My assumption was they were a ploy by the tobacco industry to hook more people into smoking under the guise of being a safer product - the notorious low-tar cigarette scam all over again. But as I talked to many e-cigarette users, known as “vapers,” conducted research (Journal of Public Health Policy, 2011) and reviewed a growing body of scientific evidence, I became convinced that e-cigarettes have dramatic potential for reducing disease and death caused by smoking". Dr Seigel
In what can only be described as a major breakthrough for the vaping community a group of 53 leading scientists have written an open letter to the World Health Organisation warning officials against over regulating electronic cigarettes and classifying them as tobacco products.
The group, including Professor Robert West, leading UK addiction expert (pictured), state that: “…doing so would jeopardise a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking”