The research team compiled their data by distributing questionnaires through social media groups, and paper surveys via local e-cigarette shops, this equated to receiving back 573 surveys. Three main categories were looked at: former smokers who reported no ill effects while smoking, former smokers who had been using e-cigs for over three years, and vapers who had never smoked.
Switching from smoking to vaping had a significant positive health impact
“There were 108 participants who had been using electronic cigarettes for 3 or more years. On average, they had 1.78 acute or chronic adverse events while smoking. While using electronic cigarettes, they admit to an average adverse event rate of 0.07 per individual. This represents a 96% reduction in adverse health events,” read the study Abstract.
The study was originally published in October of 2016, however in this last month has gained more attention by being circulated via more trusted hubs such as Google Scholar.
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