On August 8th, CASAA or The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives announced that its first CASAA Research Funded study has confirmed that the chemicals in electronic cigarettes pose minimal health risk.
Of course, this is something many of us have speculated. So, you can now breathe a sigh of relief today. Professor Igor Burstyn, Drexel University School of Public Health, confirms that chemicals in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) pose no health concern for users or bystanders. This is the first definitive study of e-cigarette chemistry and finds that there are no health concerns based on generally accepted exposure limits.
“By reviewing over 9,000 observations about the chemistry of the vapor and the liquid in e-cigarettes, Dr. Burstyn was able to determine that the levels of contaminants e-cigarette 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.” – CASAA Study
What does this mean for the e-cig industry and its users? – This means that we now have more proof. Why do we need proof? – Because many law makers, business owners and such base decisions on scientific proof, instead of acknowledging how better everyone in the world feels, looks, acts and portrays themselves after switching to electronic cigarettes.
We have this proof to present to City / State representatives, business owners and even the FDA to help further the progression of electronic cigarettes and to stop the inclusion of electronic cigarettes in smoking bans.
To read more information on the CASAA Study, visit: http://blog.casaa.org/2013/08/new-study-confirms-that-chemicals-in.html