European scientists, lawmakers evaluate benefits of e-cigs
There's no doubt that switching from traditional tobacco cigarettes to e-cigs is becoming an increasingly popular choice among today's smokers who want an alternative that suits their modern lifestyles. However, following a recent meeting across the Pond in London, the use of e-cigarettes could become even more popular, News.com.au reported.
Weighing the options
European lawmakers, medical experts and scientists recently gathered for a one-day symposium on the use of e-cigs at London's Royal Society, one of the world's leading scientific research groups. During the event, attendees discussed the benefits of switching to electronic cigarettes from traditional tobacco, and although many in attendance agreed that additional research is required, most seemed to think that making the transition would be a positive move for millions of smokers around the world.
Dr. Jacques Le Houezec, a French expert in the fields of nicotine dependence and a leading public health consultant, told attendees that e-cigs contained substances that are potentially harmful to health that were up to 450 times lower than traditional tobacco. This indicates that making the switch could be a good move for smokers who still want to enjoy the sensation and satisfaction of smoking without the guilt or hassle.
Turning to science
Delegates at the event are not the only ones who think that e-cigarettes offer significantly more benefits than traditional tobacco. According to Digital Journal, a recent study conducted by scientists at the Drexel University School of Public Health on behalf of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association found that the use of e-cigs posed a risk too minimal to be considered of any real danger in comparison to smoking traditional tobacco.
Professor Igor Burstyn, a renowned researcher who specializes in environmental and occupational health at Drexel University, analyzed the chemical makeup of the substances found in e-cig cartridges and those in traditional tobacco, and found evidence that any potential harm from the use of e-cigarettes was too low to be of concern, according to the news source.
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