CARBC Report Analyses Findings, Concludes Vaping Has Tobacco Harm Reduction Potential
Centre for Addictions Research of BC at the University of Victoria just released a report saying that e cigs have a significant tobacco harm reduction potential. The report is an overview of previous studies and research done in the area, up to 2016, and encompasses 15 databases and over 1,500 journal articles and studies. It deals with vaping assisted cessation, youth vaping, and secondhand vaping.
Researchers examined a lot of available evidence and concluded that the so-called gateway effect is bogus - there isn’t a shred of evidence to support its existence. Also, they note that vaping delivers fewer toxins into the organism and, unlike smoking, does not deliver tar.
To conclude, the researchers say that vaping is at least effective as other NRTs and urge that smokers be assisted in their efforts to quit smoking by providing them with safe vaping devices and a reasonable vaping policy.
Original post by Jérôme Harlay