Are vapor products just as bad as smoking?
While most consumers in the United States today think vaping is just as harmful as smoking, millions of vape consumers disagree. They're in good company. Public Health England, The National Academy of Sciences, and even the commissioner of the tobacco division of the FDA have all publicly stated otherwise.
Vapor has massive potential for benefiting public health through harm reduction. But electronic cigarette and vaporizer usage is not without its own risks.
Depending on the exact device, liquid composition, and other conditions, vapor can deliver the satisfaction of nicotine without tar and many other cancer-causing components of tobacco smoke.
Of course, vapor products can also produce high levels of carcinogens. But under what conditions?
Can we ensure the relative safety of these products?