News Desk | The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Wed, February 8, 2017 | 05:22 pm

A study by Cancer Research UK on the urine and saliva samples of long-term vapers reveals that e-cigarettes are “far safer than smoking”.

In the research, scientists deduced that e-cigarettes tend to be less harmful—both in terms of use and consumption— in comparison to traditional cigarettes.

As reported by, researchers also noticed that individuals who shifted to e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) from smoking regular cigarettes had a lower risk of cancer and lower amounts of toxic chemicals in their body than people who stuck with normal tobacco cigarettes.

A further study on conventional smokers who simultaneously used e-cigarettes suggested that a total switch from the latter to the former is needed to see the positive difference in levels of toxins in the body.

Senior lecturer in the department of epidemiology and public health at University College London Lion Shahab, said, “Our study adds to existing evidence showing that e-cigarettes and NRT are far safer than smoking, and suggests that there is a very low risk associated with their long-term use. We’ve shown that the levels of toxic chemicals in the body from e-cigarettes are considerably lower than suggested in previous studies using simulated experiments.”

In the hope of breaking the addiction of smokers in the UK as well as around the world, experts believe that e-cigarettes could work well as a nicotine replacement that can potentially reduce the amount of tobacco-related deaths.


In here, the feature story told about e-cigarettes or vape was far safer than traditional cigarettes.  Research revealed that toxic in e-cigarettes had lower amount of toxic and risk of cancer than tobacco cigarettes.

The lead of the article was using the “what and who” element. It continued with the “how” element in the next three paragraphs and told about the detail of the research. At the end of the paragraph, the author tried to convince the smokers if the e-cigarettes could work better than traditional cigarettes.