Public perception of vaping has shifted. Most Americans now think vaping is just as harmful as smoking.
Millions of vape consumers disagree, and 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.
Of course, electronic cigarette and vaporizer usage is not without its own risks. But as a substitute to smoking, vaping has massive potential for benefiting public health through harm reduction.
Depending on the exact device, liquid composition, and other conditions, vapor can deliver nicotine without tar and many other cancer-causing components of tobacco smoke.
Studies have shown that vapor products can also produce high levels of carcinogens - but under what conditions? Can we ensure the relative safety of these products?