New Study Proves Nicotine Is No More Harmful Than Coffee

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It’s a big victory for electronic cigarettes this week as a new report from the UK’s Royal Society for Public Health reveals startling new details about the health impact of nicotine. According to a new study, nicotine is no more harmful for your health than coffee.

RSPH Chief Executive Shirley Cramer was quick to praise electronic cigarettes for their potential to help smokers quit using tobacco. “Getting people on nicotine rather than using tobacco would make a big difference to the public’s health,” Cramer said.

While there is no denying that nicotine is addictive, it is comparable to consuming caffeine. You could just as easily get hooked to energy drinks or coffee as you could to electronic cigarettes. “Clearly there are issues in terms of having smokers addicted to nicotine but this would move us on from having a serious and costly public health issue from smoking-related disease to instead address the issue of addiction to a substance which in and of itself is not too dissimilar to caffeine addiction,” Cramer explained.

At this point, electronic cigarettes are still relatively new so there are no long term studies about the health impact of vaping. However, a recent study found that inhaling ecig vapor was just as safe as breathing regular room air. The only questionable substance is nicotine and Cramer is confident that it is nothing to be overly concerned about.

In light of these new discoveries, the RSPH is pushing for tobacco shops to also offer electronic cigarettes and other nicotine replacement therapies. The organization also recommended that companies should call the products vaporizers or nicotine sticks instead of ecigarettes to help the public understand that ecigs are entirely different from traditional cigarettes.

Do you think we should call ecigs by a different name to remove some of the stigma? Are you surprised to hear that nicotine is comparable to caffeine?

Jimmy, lover, blogger, vaper and ex-smoker. I’ve been blogging about and supporting Vaping since 2009. They changed my life and I think history will show them as one of the most significant public health invention of the 21st century.

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7 Responses

  1. J Ervin Bates says:

    I have long held that we should call them Electronic Vaping Devices, or EVDs, as opposed to e-cigs. It is NOT accurate to label them as anything akin to cigarettes, outside of the nicotine. Keep spreading the REAL information, and hopefully we can beat back the propaganda and subjective data with OBJECTIVE data (meaning ACCURATE data).

    • NoNeedForAName says:

      Disagree. Let’s call them Personal Electronic Nicotine Inhaling Systems.

      I love my P.E.N.I.S. 😉

    • T Jensen says:

      I’d agree but for one thing – “E-cigarette” is familiar, and people who are looking to use vaping to quit smoking will likely go looking for “e-cigarettes”, at least in the beginning.

      It would be a boon to vapers “pr-wise”, but what’s the use of making ourselves look slightly better if it makes the product less visible to people who NEED to find it?

      If you want vapers to look better in the eyes of the public, the best way is to stop being dim-wits. and stop “stealth-vaping” in spots like theaters or blowing clouds everywhere “just because we can”. That’s rude and makes us look less like a group of people bent on better health than a bunch of immature jerks.

  2. ed says:

    Nicotine is not near as “addicting” without the rest of the ingredients in smoke.

    • Jeremy @ Cig Buyer.com says:

      I agree with this statement. Myself, and many of the e-cigarette users I know can attest to the fact that it’s much easier to not vape – than not smoke. When I was a smoker, I would get withdraw symptoms within just a few short hours if I didn’t light up. I can go for hours, or a whole day and totally forget about my vape. I still crave it, but it’s not the same as craving a smoke. No anxiety, headache or moodiness when I don’t vape for a while. Nicotine is definitely addictive, but it’s all the other chemicals in cigarette smoke that make it so HIGHLY addictive (and deadly) when compared to e-cigs…

  3. Christopher Flynn says:

    Finally a study that shows the truth instead of trying to slander Vape to death. Good shit. I didn’t know vaping was THAT healthy, so now i feel even better about switching. I agree that they should not be called Ecigs, ive been saying this for a while. Vapers never even call them Ecigs anyway. we always call them our Mods, Vape, Or by the name of the Mod itself. “Hey Bro! can you pass me my Snowwolf?” Ecig just sounds stupid, and it kind of pairs them with cigarettes in a way..which I and most will Extremely disagree with

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