Experts warned two in three smokers ‘wrongly’ thought e-cigarettes were just as harmful than tobacco.
VAPING has been found to be “very low risk” in a study of its effects on ex-smokers.
The British research says the devices are far less toxic than cigarettes.
A study has found that the effects of vaping has shown to be far less toxic than traditional cigarettes.
Researchers at the University College of London found that levels of cancer-causing toxins fell by up to 97 per cent in those who vape within six months after they switched from cigarettes.
But those who continued to use both saw no benefit.
The study of 181 people found using the devices was as beneficial for health as taking up nicotine replacement therapy.
Experts have warned that two in three smokers ‘wrongly’ thought e-cigarettes were just as harmful as tobacco.
Researcher Dr Lion Shahab said: “Our study shows that e-cigarettes and nicotine-replacement therapies are far safer than smoking, and suggests that there is a very low risk associated with their long-term use.”
Alison Cox, of Cancer Research UK, said: “This adds to growing evidence that e-cigarettes and vaping products are a safer alternative to tobacco and suggests that long-term effects will be minimal.”
About 2.2 million regularly used e-cigs in 2015.
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