Whether or not the glass is half full, thanks to the e-cigarette it could be possible to avoid between 1.6 million and 6.6 million deaths in the USA.
We do not currently know enough about e-cigarettes to know whether or not they are completely safe. However, we do know that it vaping is much less dangerous than vaping.
In 2014, France’s High Authority of Health reported that the vapor from electronic cigarettes could contain toxic substances, which is why vaping was then banned in offices. However, according to professor Bertrand Dautzenberg, a pulmonologist at the Pitié Salpêtrière-Charles Foix Hospital, e-cigarette vapors are no more harmful than the air you breathe over a twenty-four hour period inside your own home.
American researchers recently conducted a study published in the Journal for Tobacco Control. The article attempts to show just how many American lives would be saved if smokers switched to vaping.
According to the WHO, tobacco kills up to 50% of all smokers
According to the researchers, the most optimistic outlook suggests that 6.6 million deaths could be avoided in the USA alone. The researchers base this number on the assumption that vaping is 95% safer than smoking. They also believe that fewer and fewer people will smoke by the year 2026, but this drop still represents 1/4 of all expected tobacco-related deaths if the situation doesn’t change.
The most pessimistic vision suggests that 1.6 million lives could be saved between now and 2100. This hypothesis is based on the idea that vaping is 40% as dangerous as smoking.
Electronic cigarettes continue to see tremendous success throughout the world. According to the WHO, tobacco kills 7 million people every year. Amongst these deaths, 1 million are due to second-hand smoke.