Vaping: Can We Really Trust Media Reports?

f4d582c8-1049-41eb-9005-a226333fb200Vaping is said to be just as effective as the more widely known societally ‘approved’ forms of nicotine replacement therapies – such as patches and gums. With growing concern in the general public (oftentimes backed by misinformed media), it is becoming clearer that it really is a myth that vaping and e-cigarettes are a health risk.


One particular Canadian study examined the benefits and harms of vaping devices and e-cigarettes.  Conclusions of the study point to the fact that vaping really is a healthier choice of nicotine consumption – containing far less chemicals than cigarettes. This research paves the way for future initiatives that public health industries could even get on board with -such as not just recommending and subsidizing nicotine patches and other replacement therapies, but also making vaping a safe and affordable option for people looking to go down this route of quitting cigarette smoking.


In response to this research, and growing research in the field of vaping, it has been suggested not to take media claims of vaping health concerns as truth, but to dig deeper and look at the research itself, as often times these claims are unwarranted. The researchers comment that instead of the media focusing on creating stories and spreading fear, they should focus more on how to work to get the right information out there to people, and continue to assist in spreading the evolution of this technology to be even more accessible and safer for the general public.


Science and the media can often express conflicting views and ideas, though when it comes to backing up facts with evidence, it is apparent which is more trustworthy. For these industries to contribute to a healthier society, banding together and working to give the public access to the right information will be beneficial for all.


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