E-cigarette Smoking Less Harmful Than Traditional Smoking—Study Sponsored By Juul – Market News Updates
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E-cigarette Smoking Less Harmful Than Traditional Smoking—Study Sponsored By Juul

Juul, an electronic cigarette manufacturer has done new research, which shows that emissions from vaping devices are significantly less toxic than second-hand smoke from cigarettes. As you might know, the smoke which is exhaled from traditional cigarettes contains harmful formaldehyde and carbon monoxide, but according to the research, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide content is 99% less in E-cigarette.

The vice president of medical and clinical affairs at Juul, Dr Josh Vose said that the products are less harmful compared to second-hand emissions from cigarettes. He also added that roughly 50,000 people die every year in the U.S. from exposure to secondhand smoke, and E-cigarettes could potentially help bend that curve.

The company is facing heat over its marketing practices after teen usage reached a severe level. It is also facing intense scrutiny over its ad campaign which is encouraging the adult smokers to switch to the company’s ‘Nicotine Pods’. Whereas there is no independent data that supports the company’s claim about its less impact from long term usage or its help in quitting smoke.

The research study was conducted by a third party lab involving 30 participants. They were divided into 3 groups of 10 people each and were said to smoke 10 cigarettes a day. They were assigned to 3 different environments – residential, office and hospitality. Juul, e-cigarette or normal cigarette was used during the study. The air quality was assessed after their smoking or vaping and after.

According to Vose, their product contains propylene glycol which is used as a carrier for nicotine in e-liquids and is recognized by the FDA as a substance, generally safe for oral and dermal use. He also added that the chemical doesn’t carry any special respiratory hazard without any support, and research has been commissioned to understand its health effects. The study will be presented by Juul at the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, Poland.

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