High Nic Helps
Back in 2016, Europe placed an arbitrary cap on the volume of nicotine in E-Liquid. The latest provided evidence shows that higher nicotine levels work and reduce harmful carcinogen exposure. The findings come as the UK Government are considering changes that may need to be made to current vaping legislation.
The New Nicotine Alliance stated, “According to a report by Action on Smoking and Health … the needs of 252,000 UK vapers don't matter because most people will only be mildly affected by the arbitrary restrictions imposed by article 20 of the TPD. That is a truly astounding attitude, especially in light of the fact that the expected reduction in smoking prevalence delivered by the entire TPD, including the tobacco provisions, is just 2% over 5 years, which in the UK translates to 183,000 people.”
The recent study conducted by a team compared the use of different strength E-Liquids at 0mg, 8mg and 36mg/ml.
The controlled trial focused on “520 participants who currently smoked 9 or more cigarettes a day, were not using an E-Cigarette device, and were interested in reducing smoking but not quitting.”
Participants’ urine was tested for the tobacco-specific carcinogen (4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol), also more commonly known as NNAL. They found that those using the highest nicotine strength E-Liquid showed the lowest levels of NNAL, proving that it worked the most effectively at helping smokers quit or reduce tobacco use.
If the Conservative administration hope to reach its smokefree target, they need to make notes on the benefits of higher nicotine contents, and look to lift the arbitrary, and quite frankly stifling, limits.