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    I read everywhere that vaping is safer than smoking because there is no tar/other chemicals involved in vaping. Where do I look for proof that lung cancer is caused by tar, and not by nicotine?

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    You use Google.
    Or you do a search here on ECF.

    There is a lot of research that shows nicotine, by itself, is mostly harmless, and not even very addicting.

    And, one can vape with zero nicotine.

    I know of 5 people in my life, women, who never smoked anything, never were exposed to any kind of bad environments, who all got lung cancer and died.

    The world isnt so black and white.
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    Here's a lot of the actual medical information

    For reader-friendly info, you can also look at CASAA

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    Everybody is born with cancer cells,it just takes something to activate them.

    science hasn't figured out what activates them yet either

    a medical professional told me.smoking does not make you ill,it assists the disease to make you ill
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    Quote Originally Posted by BernieVideo View Post
    You use Google.
    Or you do a search here on ECF.
    Nothing on Google that answers my specific question: is lung cancer caused by nicotine or not. As to doing research on ECF, I think I will pass.... Thanks anyway, I think I will take your advice and cut my Nic to zero if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BernieVideo View Post
    The world isnt so black and white.
    Don't know what you mean by that .... Here is a black and white example for you: Smoking is a major contributor to lung cancer - not withstanding the anecdotal examples you cite.

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    Per the CDC website if you trust it: CDC - The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database: Systemic Agent: NICOTINE - NIOSH tells me that nicotine as being a carcinogen is inconclusive as thus it is more than likely not the contributing factor.

    EFFECTS OF CHRONIC OR REPEATED EXPOSURE: Nicotine is a teratogen (capable of causing birth defects). Other developmental toxicity or reproductive toxicity risks are unknown. The information about nicotine as a carcinogen is inconclusive.

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    "Inconclusive" does not mean nicotine is without harm. It just means the evidence is not 100% conclusive that it causes cancer. I personally do not need 100% proof to sway me - 55% is enough to get me thinking .... It is also known that nicotine and/or smoking contributes to Emphysema and/or COPD, a form of lung disease.

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    To answer your question, where can I find out? Maybe you should contact a pulminary expert.

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    Good advice. But from everything I read, the real curl pit in tobacco products is the Nic, not the other chemicals. It is by far the most pharmaceutically active agent in tobacco. Here is an article that just came out that speaks for itself:

    http://news.yahoo.com/cigarettes-mor...065728299.html

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