The WHO estimates that every year almost 6 million people die for smoking-related damages and that over 600,000 victims among them are non-smokers who are only exposed to second-hand smoke.
Did you know that second-hand smoke can cause the same damages as active smoking? Exposure to passive tobacco smoke is enough to let our organism absorb the toxic substances released by cigarette burning thus increasing the risk of different pathologies.
Is the vapor of electronic cigarettes as dangerous as smoke?The answer to this question should be “no, it’s not”, according to a study conducted at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.
The study compares the emissions from traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes, measuring the air concentrations of nicotine, carbon monoxide and aerosol particles in a room.
The results showed that both traditional cigarettes and e-cigs release nicotine, a substance that isn’t carcinogenic, but that the average nicotine concentration emitted by e-cig are 7 times less than those by tobacco cigarette.
The study also illustrates that after vaping there were no significant changes in the concentration of carbon monoxide and aerosol particles in the exposure room as happen after having smoked a traditional cigarette (see image above).