Vaping Ban, necessary or all smokes and mirrors?


 Here’s an extensive research over vaping:
The recent
news about the government of India planning to ban vaping is doing the rounds.
According to experts in the industry this decision has been taken without
extensive research and analysis. An association of vapers has also taken up the
matter in the courts to fight for their rights, the intent is to inform the
government that they must work together and educate the tobacco consumers and
in turn save lives.
ENDS(electronic
nicotine delivery systems)
are battery-operated devices that create vapor by
heating a mix of  propylene
glycol,vegetable glycerin
and flavour which when inhaled feels like smoking a
cigarette but prevents carcinogenic content entering the lungs.There are
certain myths which are present around e-cigarettes which has put the whole
concept of e-cigarettes in bad light.
Sixty years of
science has proven that smoking is a very risky activity. Around half of all
long-term smokers will die prematurely from its effects.
The science of
vaping is much newer, but what we do know is that no serious or widespread
harms have been proven. Nicotine in its pure form either in cigarettes or
e-cigs, or other nicotine products, has not been shown to be carcinogenic.
Long-term studies of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and Swedish snus users
show no verifiable link between nicotine and cancer. Cancers from smoking are
caused by the combustion of tobacco. The smoke forms a sticky chemical slurry
called tar, and the tar coats delicate parts of the lungs. Over the course of
years, the damage created by tar in the lungs can lead to tumor growth.
Electronic
cigarettes
are at least 95% safer than the traditional cigarettes. A study
included two years of data (2014 and 2015) from the National Health Interview
Survey (NHIS).
Data from a
sample of 15,532 recent smokers (either current or those who quit on or after
2010) revealed 25% were former smokers and of those 52% who quit in the last
five years were daily users of e-cigarettes versus 28% of those who never used
e-cigarettes.The authors of the study concluded that, “daily e-cigarette use
was the strongest reason to quit at the time of the survey, suggesting that
some smokers may have quit with frequent e-cigarette use or are using the
products regularly to prevent smoking relapse.”
The government
of New Zealand has supported the use of e-cigarettes and will make it legal to
vape in accordance with their mission to make their country smoke-free by
2025.Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner has announced the sale of nicotine
e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be made legal and will likely come into force
late next year.“Scientific evidence on the safety of e-cigarettes is still
developing but there’s a general consensus that vaping is much less harmful
than smoking,”
she stated.
Speaking on
the occasion, Nilesh Jain, Founder of ivape.in said that “Based on current
knowledge in philosophy, pharmacology and toxicology there are no grounds for
supporting that vaping could be particularly harmful. Moreover a legit ban on
the business of ENDS may substantially increase smuggling and clandestine trade
of e-cigarettes in the country,with no assurity of standard quality products.”
   
To conclude,
as Prof. John Britton, Chair, Tobacco Advisory Group, Royal College of
Physicians
 stated
“If all the smokers in Britain stop smoking cigarettes and started smoking
e-cigarette we would safe 5 million deaths in people who are alive today. It’s
a massive potential public health price.” 

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