Vaping may offer more health benefits over quitting tobacco

Vaping may offer more health benefits over quitting tobacco

October 30, 2017

A study by scientists based in Glasgow, Scotland, suggests that one of the chemicals in e-liquids kills off bugs that make people ill, according to a story by Mark Howarth for the Sunday Post.

A report of the study published in the journal Medical Hypotheses suggests that breathing in the fumes of propylene glycol could help destroy even long-term infections.provari

The new research describes the case of a woman who had suffered tonsillitis for nine years and whose symptoms vanished within weeks of taking up vaping.

The 26-year-old computer scientist, who had never smoked, had come to accept there was no medical treatment for her condition and had stopped seeking help.

She took up vaping when her partner quit smoking for e-cigarettes and, within about three months, realized that her symptoms had disappeared.

‘She has now been vaping for eight months and her tonsillitis has not recurred,’ the report says. ‘She has not suffered a single respiratory infection or common cold.’

“As this is a never-smoker, the improvements cannot be attributed to smoking cessation,” said lead author Dr. Joanna Astrid Miler, of the Glasgow-based Centre for Substance Use Research. “One possible explanation is that the improvement was due to antimicrobial properties of propylene glycol.

“A trial of vaping zero-nicotine e-cigarettes in patients with recurrent throat infections could clarify whether this is an effect that could benefit others.”

Previous research has found that propylene glycol, which is a synthetic compound of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, is effective in tackling bacteria linked to the onset of colds and sore throats, such as Streptococcus and Staphylococcus.

The latest study was produced in conjunction with Queen Mary University, London.

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