Recent reports from the anti-vaping community have claimed that e-Cigarettes are toxic to humans. However, it seems that more and more scientists are standing up for e-Cigarettes in the public and private sector.
Interestingly, nearly fifteen prominent scientists have stood up for fair treatment and research regarding e-cigarettes. As more information is revealed regarding these useful, affordable, and modern devices scientists are beginning to side with e-cig lovers over the anti-community.
However, the same cannot be said for health organizations or the political sphere. In fact, the same ones that were claiming that “nicotine is not dangerous,” are the same ones saying that “Vaping may even kill you and it’s a gateway to smoking”
Despite these claims, one University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center study showed that there is no evidence that vaping is a gateway to smoking. They also do not support the idea that nicotine itself is dangerous, including that which is found within e-liquid. Since 1856, the anti-nicotine community has been relying on outdated evidence to support their claim that nicotine is dangerous. However, recent revelations show that nicotine is no more dangerous than caffeine.
Nicotine is not a Carcinogen
According to new reports, the lethal dose of nicotine is nearly 20 times higher than the current 60 mg limit placed on cigarettes and e-liquids. Also, nicotine has never been identified as a carcinogen itself. Obviously, then there is no legitimate evidence to support that nicotine should be banned altogether.
The European Union is another government joining the anti-nicotine campaign. They even had a highly esteemed scientist, Dr. Konstantions E. Farsalinos of the University Hospital in Gasthuisberg in Leuven, Belgium, test nicotine levels for safety. The results were interesting to say the least.
His report, which was funded by the European Union, showed that nicotine levels up to 24 mg (most frequently seen within cigarettes and e-liquids) were not toxic to cells and there is no reason to produce excessive fear or accept poor science to support the anti-nicotine agenda.
You would think that this powerful evidence and statement from the European Union’s own state funded scientists would be enough to reverse the trend of propaganda within the European e-cig market. To the contrary! The European Union instead went completely away from the Dr’s own research and instead drafted legislation to limit nicotine in e-cigs and e-liquids to just 20 mg. Not only would this make e-cig smoking ineffective for nearly 40 percent of the market, but it will also likely push the market underground making it much more dangerous.
After the legislation was drafted, fifteen prominent and experienced scientists lashed out. They decided to take action. They responded by sending a boisterous letter to the European Parliament, European Commission and the Council of Ministers. In the letter, the fifteen prominent scientists decried the union for misinterpreting evidence and using it against the market.
Time will tell how this letter will ultimately affect the outcome of the European Union’s draft, but as we continue to see the e-liquid and e-cig market expand we will likely hear more reports of governments and scientists clashing over its use. Thankfully, these fifteen brave scientists had the guts to stand up to the EU. Hopefully the same will happen elsewhere.
What About the Nicotine-Free Vaporizers?
As we know, e-liquids don’t always come with nicotine in there. Sure, we support Charlies Chalk Dust e-Liquid and carry their 6mg, 12mg and even the 18mg nicotine strengths but there is also the 0mg. For people who like to be vaping so they can be kicking the cigarette habit or someone who just likes to blow clouds of vapor are feeling the effects of this. This is the work fom the big lobbyists who take the big bucks from the big tobacco corporations. Since vaporizers and electronic cigarettes have been taking over of analog cigarettes, big tobacco corporations have been also selling electronic cigarettes to make up for the loss. Just the top 5 big tobacco companies made a revenue of $376 million annually with about a 10% profit margin.
You have to remember, there are still 1.1 billion smokers in the world and that number is expected to rise to 1.64 billion by 2025. That number is not rapidly increasing like it used to since we have electronic cigarettes now. Also, CVS took a vow to not sell cigarettes again, causing that to be a $2 billion annual sacrifice.