Switching to e-cigarettes could save millions of lives

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E-cigarettes could save up to 6.6 million lives.

New research surfaced which states that up to 6.6 million early deaths could be saved over a 10-year period in America if smokers switched to e-cigarettes.

David Levy, co-lead on the research from Georgetown University Medical Centre in America, commented that “old policies need to be supplemented with policies that encourage substituting e-cigarettes for the far more deadly cigarettes.”

E-cigarettes, also known as vapes, are nicotine delivery devices that contain no tobacco. It contains liquid that is generally laced with nicotine, although users have a choice of liquids with no nicotine.

Many scientists and a lot of research agree that e-cigarettes are a lower-risk alternative to cigarettes. It could assist smokers to quit the habit.

The above research was published in the journal of Tobacco Control. It used the worst and best-case scenarios. It also looked at possible public health outcomes in America if smoking was replaced by vaping. Even the worst scenario found that a staggering 1.6 million former smokers could avoid premature death. The most optimistic scenario saw 6.6 million lives saved.

In addition to this, it also poses a host of health benefits such as reduced diseases that many smokers experience as well as the reduction of second-hand smoke.

It is only logical to come to the conclusion that smokers switching to e-cigarettes have massive benefits and that it is important to embrace, rather than reject vaping.

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