In comparison to the year 1991, cancer rates in the U.S. were down 26 percent in 2015. This translates to approximately 2.4 million less deaths in the United States.
These statistics are derived from the latest data released by the American Cancer Society.
Exactly how much of this reduction in American cancer deaths can be attributed to vaping remains unclear at this time, however, a study published in the journal BMJ has established a correlation between the rise in electronic cigarette use among Americans and the decrease in U.S. cancer deaths.
In the study’s abstract, its author wrote that the increase in e-cig use among the U.S.’s adult population of cigarette smokers “was associated with a statistically significant increase in the smoking cessation rate at the population level.” In other words, with more adult smokers in the U.S. transitioning over to vaporizers, we’re witnessing a substantial increase in the number of adult Americans quitting cigarettes, which in turn may very well correlate with the reduction in cancer death rates across the country.
“The substantial increase in e-cigarette use among US adult smokers was associated with a statistically significant increase in the smoking cessation rate at the population level.”
According to a study published in the journal Tobacco Control and authored by researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center, U.S. smokers switching over to vapes could save some 6.6 million lives.
In other words, smokers are likely better off vaping than they are smoking.
What do you think, is vaping a less harmful alternative to smoking that could save millions of lives?