Juul, the start of a Silicon Valley e-cigarette with a reputation for marketing its nicotine products with a taste of pudding for young people, is now doing health research.
On Saturday, the company, now partially owned by Marlboro Maker Altria, presented a summary of a clinical trial poster that compared people who used its devices only against people and smoking traditional cigarettes at an annual meeting Research Society on Nicotine and Thystaco.
The poster is the first clinical research in which Juul is divorced. The full study, sponsored by Juul and does not compare the drop-in levels of smoking biomassers in smokers who give the best for five days but have used their devices against smokers who gives them up and they do not burn, has yet to be published.
According to ClinicalTrials.gov, a government database for such research, Juul completed at least five other clinical trials including its devices, which have been on the market since 2017. " company in the process of maintaining at least three more, according to the database.
For the study delivered on Saturday, a group of researchers from Juul and Celerion's external laboratory looked at 90 people who are adults smoking. After five days, the researchers analyzed nine biological clues known as biomarkers who are thought to give insight into disease or illness. In this case, they looked specifically at biomarkers that cause cancer related to smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco.
The researchers then divided the participants into groups and some groups were completely abstaining from nicotine. Others usually smoked. Others still used Juul e-cigs only.
The findings suggested positive results for the smokers that give it up and completely transfer to Juul devices. In the abulian group and the Juul group, all measure biomassers fell dramatically. On average, the 85.3% levels fell in the bullying, non-smoking group and 85% in the Juul group. That suggests that the use of Juul e-cigarettes alone is not related to some of the effects that may cause regular smoking of tobacco cigarettes, the authors came to the conclusion.
The study also has some important constraints.
Questions about evaporation and health not answered
Most experts agree, compared to traditional smoking – which includes burning tobacco breathing – evaporation is likely to be healthier. However, an increasing research body suggests that health risks itself are used using e-cigarettes.
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Juul's analysis did not look at the general health effects of using e-cigarettes. Instead, he was looking at a small set of bio-bargains that are known to have a negative effect on tobacco use. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco.
He suggested a press release that summarized Juul's paper that the study "confirmed[ed] The potential for vapor products as a viable alternative to burnable cigarettes. "
That conclusion can be premature based on the study, which took place over a five-day period and comprises 90 people. Most research that compares cigarettes and e-cigarettes over a number of years and includes thousands of participants.
Previous biomarker research on e-cigarettes has suggested that the devices could be connected with negative health effects. Few of these studies have included Juul devices, however.
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For example, a recent analysis of biomassers in e-cigs other than the Juul suggested that vapors breathe toxic substances such as lead, nickel, chromium and manganese in levels higher than what is considered safe by the EPA. Breathing those metals associated with lung, liver, immune, heart and brain problems, as well as some cancers, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration Department the United States Labor.
Other worry specialists have risen with previous e-cigarettes research when scientists do not ban users that change between evaporation and smoking, the group of people they say is the majority of e-meat users.
For the indecent proportion of the Juul study, researchers looked only at people who evaporate only, not people who change back and forth. That could mean that it ignores the effects of the health of using vape real, which could include evaporation and smoking rather than just injuring.
The study also leaves the issue of parenting, that recent studies of the Food and Drug Administration did not, in part, suggest the popularity of the Juul glass. One Juul pod, and the cartridge that can be replenished in the Juul e-meat, contains the same amount of extremely addictive nicotine as a package of traditional cigarettes.
A number of studies have suggested that young people who use e-cigarettes eventually change to regular cigarettes, and these may be young people who would not otherwise have smoked.