October 14, 2013

Darn Those Local News Stations and their Positive eCig Stories

Now here's something you don't see every day.  A local news outlet that ran a story about some study or another concerning the safety of e-cigarettes. Ok, fine so we see those all the time.  How about one that looks at two studies?  Yep, see them too. How about one that looks at two studies that both show the sky is in fact, not falling and the risks of e-cigarettes have greatly been blown out of proportion? Yeah I thought so.

Studies disprove some negative health risks associated with e-cigs

Recently, a new study of the ingredients of e-cig vapor has been reported by Prof. Igor Burstyn of the School of Public Health of Drexel University’s Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health.

The study revealed that “the levels of contaminants e-cig users are exposed to are insignificant, far below levels that would pose any health risk. Additionally, there is no health risk to bystanders. Proposals to ban e-cigarettes in places where smoking is banned have been based on concern there is a potential risk to bystanders, but the study shows there is no concern.”

A second study, done by Greek researchers this year, revealed that e-cigs do not appear to pose a threat to the heart.

Actually, I lied.  There weren't two studies they mentioned, but three, the last just getting passing mention.  They did of course bring up that some people are still freaking out over the devices.

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