Electronic Cigarette Research
According to some criticism of the electronic cigarette little or no research of the electronic cigarette has been carried out. (Some of this criticism originates from bodies ECigaretteDirect invited to participate in research but who ignored our call!)
This is not in fact the case, with several analyses being carried out and more in the the process of being carried out. ECD is in the process of collating this research and summarising this research, with links to the complete and original research documents where possible.
How Electronic Cigarettes Affect Your Lungs: Results of An Online Survey
We surveyed more than 1000 vapers to find out how switching electronic cigarettes affected their ability to exercise and do strenous jobs, smoker's cough and lung capacity. Click here for a summary of the results.
Why Electronic Cigarettes Work
A summary of the study: Barbeau, Burda & Siegel (2013) Perceived efficacy of e-cigarettes versus nicotine replacement therapy among successful e-cigarette users: a qualitative approach
Farsalinos 2012 E Cigarette Pose no Risk to Heart
Flouris, A.D., et al. 2012 Acute effects of electronic and tobacco cigarette smoking on complete blood count.
Pollosa, Ricardo, 2011: The effect of electronic cigarettes in helping cigarettes smokers to reduce or eliminate tobacco
Proylene Glycol and Vegetably Glycerine
Nicotine and Intelligence: Vapers are smarter (or at least they think they are)
Electronic Cigarette Charts and Graphs (licensed under Creative Commons)
Charts and graphs based on electronic cigarette research which have been licensed for re-use (with attribution).
Cahn and Siegel, 2010: Electronic Cigarettes are "undoubtedly" safer than tobacco cigarettes
Siegel and Cahn reviewed over 26 different studies into the electronic cigarette, concluding that e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco cigarettes and may well prove to be more effective than tobacco cigarettes. Also see our video summary and blog post on the same research.
The Importance of Smoking Stimuli
Smoking Stimuli Research: Traditionally smoking cessation products have focussed on replacing the nicotine smokers are addicted to. This research suggests reasons as to why this treatment is so ineffective, and why e-cigarettes have proved to be such a popular replacement for cigarettes.
Survey: How would users respond to a ban?
We asked 150 e-cigarette users what they would do in the event of a ban. Check out the results: Electronic Cigarette Ban Survey.
A Response to the MHRA
MHRA Response: E Cigarette Direct published response to MHRA proposals to regulate the electronic cigarette as a medicine.
Electronic Cigarette Survey
ETTER Survey: A survey of electronic cigarette users is broadly positive despite some inaccuracies.
Public Attitudes Towards the E-Cigarette & Anti-Smoking Claims
Attitudes Towards Smoking Survey: We quizzed over 250 non-smokers, smokers and electronic cigarette users on their attitudes towards anti-smoking claims.
Nicotine Delivery Study: A summary of Dr. Thomas Eissenburg's research into the effectiveness of the electronic cigarette at delivering nicotine.
NJOY Independent Lab Tests
NJOY Tests: A background as to why the tests took place, and the results of the tests. Links to the full tests results.
E Cigarette Direct Research
Electronic Cigarettes as a Potential Harm Reduction Product (produced in conjunction with the TobaccoHarmReduction.org project at the University of Alberta.
Comments by E-Cigarette Users made during E Cigarette Direct anonymous survey:
- E-Cig Comments Page 1
- E-Cig Comments Page 2
- E-Cig Comments Page 3
- E-Cig Comments Page 4
- E-Cig Comments Page 5
- E-Cig Comments Page 6
- E-Cig Comments Page 7
Electronic Cigarette Survey: If you are an e-cigarette user interested in helping research, considering submitting your email address for use in future surveys.
Electronic Cigarette Interviews: A collection of interviews with prominent doctors, professors, researchers and campaigners with an interest in tobacco harm reduction.