Author: Aris Apostolopoulos
At some point, the vaping community will start taking it for granted that scientific research shows us in a good light when comparing vaping to other forms of smoking. Until then, for all the vapers reading this blog, let it be known that is a story about yet another great discovery concerning our community.
For three months, a research project conducted at San Diego State University (SDSU) in California has studied the air quality in 300 homes to discern the reasons why harmful and potentially harmful substances remain in the air. Of course, traditional smoking is one of those main reasons. The study, funded by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, looked exclusively at family homes with at least one smoker and one child under 14 as family members.
In two locations of each home, the team installed a monitor to scan the air for micro-particles between 0.5 and 2.5 micrometers. Particles of that size are small enough for a person to transfer via breathing, and they usually come from smoke, dust, and auto emissions. According to John Bellettiere, graduate student and co-author of the study, the goal was to figure out what is happening in houses that become unhealthy environments for kids. Neil Klepeis, lead author of the study, says, “The aim of our research is, ultimately, to find effective ways to promote smoke-free homes and also to find good strategies, in general, for reducing exposure to household pollution. The findings from our work will allow for better education and feedback to families.”
The coverage of vaping and e-cigarettes in the final report was limited to just one single sentence:: “We observed no apparent difference in the weekly mean particle distribution between 43 homes reporting any electronic cigarette usage and those reporting none."
It's only one sentence, but at Hometown Hero we choose to focus on the good news. The research concluded that “no apparent difference” was measurable between homes where people used ecigs and homes where no ecig had ever been used. Among the 300 houses, only 43 (or 14.1 percent of the total sample) were occupied by vapers. In our opinion, this small sample, when combined with the findings, is a great motive for scientists to look deeper into the matter and publish another study focused solely on houses within the vaping community.
In the meantime, though, this is another reason for vapers to throw a party. Let's celebrate the fact that vaping and ejuice are receiving increasingly positive attention. We're here to stay.
If you need some supplies for the party, pick up some Hometown Hero ejuice today - or find a nearby store that has Hometown Hero Vapor in stock.