A recent study done into the effects of vaping on non-smokers has shown that there are no apparent long-term negative health effects. The study was published in the journal Nature in November this year.
A team of researchers from the University of Catania and the University of California followed a group of young vapers for 3.5 years who had never smoked to ascertain the effects on their health. They also followed a similar group who never smoked and did not vape.
Researchers measured blood pressure, heart rate, body weight, lung function, respiratory symptoms, exhaled breath nitric oxide, exhaled carbon monoxide and high resolution computed tomography of the lungs.
The findings showed no negative health outcomes, it actually showed virtually indistinguishable results from the non-vapers. Even those who vaped the most e-liquid on a daily basis and vaped the longest showed no indication of heart of lung damage. Smokers generally show signs of lung damage after about two years of smoking.
This study is important because it’s the first time that we can see long-term effects of smoking in a group with no prior smoking history. Previous studies were mostly done on those who smoked.
The results are great news for vapers and smokers alike who would like to use e-cigarettes as a cessation tool.
You can read the full study here.