In December, Jessica Wang-Rodriguez of UC San Diego undertook a study claiming that vaping was as bad as smoking in terms of cell damage. This was dismissed by leading toxicologists who noted that her research actually disproved her own theory.
Her study showed that when exposing cell samples to e-liquid for 8 weeks most of them were still alive, whereas when they were exposed to smoke they all died within 24 hours.
Recent research from the BAT R&D Centre in Southampton has further slammed Jessica Wang-Rodriguez’s theory after they exposed a simulated lung containing real human lung cells to both a cigarette and two different e-cigarettes.
Unsurprisingly, higher doses of the cigarette smoke was toxic enough to kill the cells while the e-cigarette vapour caused no damage at all.
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