An interesting new study looked at the difference between vapers who had never smoked before and non-smokers found no difference.


The new study released by Italian scientists from the University of Catania wanted to see what happened to the non-smoking vapers after 3 ½ years. They then compared the results against non-smokers and found the e-cigarettes had...wait for it….no impact.


The researchers concluded that there were no negative effects of e-cigarettes.


The study went in-depth as well: comparing weight, blood pressure, heart rate and lung function. Additionally, CT scans of the vapers' lungs revealed no abnormalities, such as signs of COPD or "popcorn lung."


The reason that the vapers had to be non-smokers beforehand was the researchers didn't want any lingering effects of tobacco to taint the study.  After all it takes over 15 years for a smokers body to get back to the same levels as a non-smokers! Even then there can be permanent effects that would have ruined the point of the study.


This is great news, as it is yet another study which shows how positive e-cigs can be. However there are some issues with this study.


The first is that it still doesn't prove that e-cigs are harmless over decades, for that we will unfortunately have to wait for another 50 or so years.


The second issue was how small the study was, there were 21 people in total, 9 vapers who had never smoked and 12 non-smokers. It wasn't a huge study, but the reason they didn't make study bigger is interesting. They just could not find hardly any vapers who weren't smokers before.


Although it would have been great to see a bigger study with this time frame, this also proves yet again that people are not using e-cigarettes as a gateway to smoking.


E-cigarettes as a gateway has been one of the biggest worries for governments and anti- vaping groups, so a study that not only shows how little impact e-cigs have but also shows how hard it is to find vapers who have never previously smoked.


So if you are still smoking and want to make the switch to a healthier alternative, why not try one of our starter kits?


About SMOKO Premium E-Cigarettes

SMOKO Electronic Cigarettes is the UK’s leading premium brand of e-cigarettes.  Since starting in 2012, SMOKO has helped prevent the consumption of over 100,000,000 cigarettes. Our e-cigarettes have helped our customers save over £40,000,000 in extra disposable income.


SMOKO E-Cigarettes contain only the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, all Made in the UK! The majority of e-cigarette brands sold in grocery and convenience stores, petrol stations and on-line still use Chinese-made ingredients.


SMOKO Electronic Cigarettes contain only 4 ingredients vs. the 4,000 chemicals and 50 known carcinogens found in traditional cigarettes.


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