Every study that’s been done to determine the health effects of vaping has used highly unrealistic methodologies. Factors such as shorter puff lengths at higher wattages have been ignored, providing an incredibly inaccurate view of vaping safety. A crowdfunded study is currently in the works, led by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, that will give a much more thorough analysis of e-cigarettes and vapor, specifically focusing on the temperature of evaporation. The most significant health risk of personal vaporizers comes from thermal decomposition of certain ingredients, and this study will, among many other things, measure the temperatures that occur inside of the wick at varying settings.
This is the first scientific analysis that is attempting to determine the safest possible way to vape! All of the information labelling vaping as dangerous ignores the fast that, for those of us former smokers, quitting may not be an option. Vaping is also an incredibly fun, flavorful, and interesting pastime, and that’s obviously not going to change! Making vaping safer is a far better route than claiming it’s absolutely harmless under all circumstances, or the far worse route of claiming it’s worse than smoking tobacco. If we really want to silence the critics, there has to be solid, reliable evidence of the safety of vaping under certain circumstances. Obviously, if you’re running at 250W 100% PG with only diacetyl flavoring, there are significant health issues, and shying away from that claim makes safe vaping look dangerous as well.
This study will cover a wide range of realistic vaping methods, some of which have never been subjected to scientific inquiry, including sub-ohming and dry-hit dangers. By locating and accounting for the potential dangerous patterns in vaping, we can make this wonderful technology even safer and more reliable! We already know it’s infinitely better than smoking, so now it’s just a matter of fine-tuning and verifying!