Switching to e-cigarettes from smoking reduces toxic chemical exposure

Smokers who switch from traditional cigarettes to pod-based e-cigarettes can limit their exposure to harmful chemicals in tobacco products, a study published by JAMA Network Open found. The study recruited 186 Black and Latino smokers, asking 125 of them to switch to e-cigarettes for six weeks, while the other 61 continued to use regular cigarettes and act as controls. After six weeks, they assessed participants’ blood and urine levels for three potentially harmful chemicals found in tobacco products.


Participants who switched completely to e-cigarettes saw up to 50% reductions in exposures to these chemicals, compared to those who continued to use traditional cigarettes. 


According to study co-author Kim Pulvers, “Nicotine salt pod system e-cigarettes are a real alternative for cigarette smokers,” 


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