South African e-cigarette Association: three rumors affect the vigorous development of e-cigarettes


On July 20, according to foreign reports, the head of the South African e-cigarette Association (vpasa) said that although there is scientific evidence that e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking, the booming industry is still plagued by continuous misinformation and false information.

According to a report by IOL, asanda gcoyi, CEO of vpasa, said that e-cigarettes are the only and most effective tool that can help smokers get rid of their fatal addiction to cigarettes.

“Our acceptance of e-cigarettes is not without risks, but it is a smoking substitute with less potential harm. What we can’t do is to excessively hinder this technological innovation. It may be the only most effective tool for smokers to get rid of their fatal addiction to cigarettes.” She said. “We have a common responsibility to share correct information about e-cigarettes and other less harmful smoking alternatives, so that smokers can make informed decisions for their own health.”

Gcoyi said that in the continuous efforts to clarify and uncover the mystery of e-cigarette in South Africa, vpasa is trying to finally expose some of the most prominent e-cigarette rumors circulating.

The first rumor is that e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking.

“Although not without risks, e-cigarettes are a less potentially harmful substitute for combustible tobacco. Compared with those who continue to smoke, people who switch from smoking to e-cigarettes have much lower levels of exposure to harmful chemicals,” she said. “Science dating back to 2015 shows that e-cigarettes are a less harmful alternative to smoking, and recent updates continue to support this.”

The second rumor is that e-cigarettes can cause popcorn lungs.

“According to the British cancer research center, popcorn lung (bronchiolitis obliterans) is a rare lung disease, but it is not cancer.” Gcoyi said. “This is caused by the accumulation of scar tissue in the lungs, which blocks the flow of air. E-cigarettes do not cause lung disease called popcorn lung.”

Gcoyi said there was another rumor that e-cigarettes could cause lung cancer.

“The fact is that burning all forms of tobacco means exposure to carcinogenic chemicals. If you are a smoker, switching to electronic cigarettes will reduce the risk of cancer. She said that most of the toxins produced by smoking do not exist in the aerosols of electronic nicotine and non nicotine delivery systems. Electronic non nicotine delivery systems (ends) It is a tool to consume nicotine, which is less harmful than that consumed through tobacco combustion. Coffee is brewed for caffeine. E-cigarette atomizes electronic liquid into nicotine. If burned, caffeine and nicotine can be harmful. “

Post time: Jul-19-2022