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Major Anti-Vaping Scientific Study RETRACTED

Sabrina Taylor

Posted on October 19 2020

No scientific research is ever complete - science itself is a self-correcting institution; technology progresses, and researchers and scientists are able to look back on previous findings and often discover that their analyses may have been inaccurate or more complex than initially expected. There are other instances, however, where scientific studies are conducted under unclear or illegitimate circumstances - and are published anyway.

In June of 2019, the Journal of the American Heart Association conducted a study that declared vape usage and cigarette usage posed an equal threat to the human body. More specifically, the study aimed to identify the presence of myocardial infarctions (blockages of blood flow to the heart, aka a heart attack) before or after those tested had used e-cigarettes.

It has since been discovered that during this study, reviewers and editors were unable to confirm whether the authors of the database known as PATH understood and complied with certain requests regarding the timeline of e-cig usage before publishing the findings. Because of these and other setbacks, the deadline determined by the editors to revise and complete this analysis could not be met. With this new information exposed, the study has been declared unreliable and has been officially retracted by the Journal of the American Heart Association.

While this news is a welcome announcement to the vape industry and surrounding community, the damage that the original study created over the last year will not be repaired quickly. Legislators across the nation have recently questioned the safety of electronic cigarette and vape use, and shifting regulations have wreaked havoc on businesses and individuals who are safely trying to slow and stop their cigarette and nicotine usage. 

Compared to cigarettes, vape e-liquid is designed for far more safe ingestion: users can experience nicotine without the tars and chemicals contained in cigarettes that are widely known to cause cancer, heart disease, and dozens of other lethal bodily afflictions.

While we and the rest of the vape industry applaud the American Heart Association for retracting this unfair and unreliable research, we remain confident and excited for future studies to bring forth accurate information regarding the safety of vape usage in comparison to traditional cigarettes.


“Retraction to: Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction Among Adults in the US Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health.” Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 9, no. 4, 18 Feb. 2020, 10.1161/jaha.119.014519. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.


  • William: October 20, 2020

    Like some of you, I, too, began smoking at an early age, two packs a day for almost 40 years. Quit cold turkey and took up vaping the same day. That was six years ago and I’ve not felt better or been more happy about a personal decision.
    I wish they’d scrutinize our political and ruling class with the same vigor they scrutinize our personal choices because, as we can see, they are far more dangerous to us than any vape product.

  • FrankieS: October 20, 2020

    This is how the political office works in the world. First, a big bombardment of phony and unfairly performed researches, and published articles by the heavyweight medical bodies such as Heart and Lungs and Cancer societies etc.Then comes a relentless and unfair worldwide media attack concentrating on sensitive subjects such as children, elderly, pregnant etc. that moves the governments to quickly make and implement heavy restrictions and taxes on the designated target, vaping in this case. Once done, it doesn’t matter if all the researches and news are withdrawn, or proven incorrect and fake. Once a law is created and put in place, it is infinitely difficult to change or remove It. The lawyer readers know this and can comment on it.

  • Frankie Emilione: October 20, 2020

    The fact that vaping was given such a bad name and how the government decided that they are not allowing some states to vape really drives me nuts, ok if the facts are true then why not do the same with cigarettes and liquor

  • Shelly Longley: October 19, 2020

    I have to agree with the others. I was a smoker for many year, quit, went back to it, quit again, and back again, but then I found vaping…took me a few tries to get it to work, but once I did, I was good, and now down to 0 nic, and hopefully will quit soon. It has been several years on the vape now for me and I have not been sick with bronchitis at all like I was in the past every winter. I have been totally healthy since I went to the vape, so I wish they would stop going after the vaping industry and go bother the huge cigarette companies if anything, but we are adults and should be able to make up our own minds whether or not we want to put ourselves in jeopardy.
    Shelly Longley

  • Dana: October 19, 2020

    I was smoking a pk a day by 16 by 41 2-2 1/2 pks a day, even with working, I chain smoked all day. I love smoking, but I kept getting sick. And every year it was worse and more often. I’d tried vaping several but couldn’t get enough nicotine and flavor at the same time, then last June I started at a vape shop, and explored, finally because of nic salt I was able to quit. Now over a year later if I try smoke a cigarette I get sick, woohoo, last winter was the 1st winter I’ve had in 20+ yrs that I didn’t get sick. Same with this spring, still had my allergy problems but with not smoking it seemed better. I still vape, 0 reg vape and 1.8 vuse pods. And I don’t know if I’ll quit maybe one day, but again I love smoking. However I could stop this so much easier than cigarettes, I know because I went without vaping for a week just to see and I didn’t even have a headache. So say what you will but the healthier me, that doesn’t almost pass out from walking and jogging and working out and doesn’t get sick anymore knows vaping is 100% better than smoking!

  • lulu: October 19, 2020

    I’m 60 yrs old, been vaping for 8 yrs. Smoked cigarettes for 45 yrs – 2pack a day smoker. Tried everything to try to stop w/gums, patches, rx drugs & couldn’t. Stopped from day 1 with vaping. Never gone back. My heart rate used to be almost 100, now it’s in the 60’s. My blood pressure has gone done dramatically, my dental health best ever… & best of all I no longer have asthma. My 82 mom is vaping too- who smoked for about 60 yrs & loves it. Vaping has saved us… wished all this negative press & the the media focusing on teens putting thc w/vit e oils would go away- this is not what the majority of adult vapers do. If done, the way it’s intended, vaping saves lives-it does not destroy or kill – like cigarettes do.

  • Alex Steverson: October 19, 2020

    I’ve been vaping since 2015, 0 nic. May 2019, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I vape dessert, pastries, and cereal flavors to curb my sweet tooth because I can’t have sweets.

  • Whitney Earl: October 19, 2020

    I began smoking cigarettes at the young age of 16. I’m now 38. During my time as a cigarette smoker, each year , like clockwork, I would get Bronchitis and I would keep that awful smokers cough for MONTHS!! I started vaping 3 years ago. In that time frame, I have not gotten Bronchitis once!! I also, used to wake up wheezing when I smoked cigarettes . I have not had one single breathing issue since I began vaping. These are significant changes for me personally. I’m glad to see that the A.H.A has retracted their original statement, bc it absolutely wreaked havoc and has caused several vaping companies to close their business’s. I just hope that these findings can get those businesses back up and running again.

  • Michael Starr: October 19, 2020

    I’ve been vaping for over 10 years now. After being a pack a day or more smoker, I found that once I started vaping I still got the nicotine fix I wanted but was able to breathe better, enjoyed the taste of food and overall have improved my quality of life. I‘be gone from 24mg nicotine level down to 3mg nicotine level in the liquid I use. I’m almost 65 years old and smoked cigarettes since I was 11 years old. These past TEN YEARS have been greatly improved since going to VAPING. So sad that I ever started smoking to begin with, but feel great about my choices to change to vaping. It’s sad that VAPING has gotten such a bad rating by uninformed people. Glad to know that erroneous information has been removed, but it doesn’t help with public opinion.

  • Leonard Alexander: October 19, 2020

    The last time i checked this is still America. The land of the free & the home of the brave. We are adapts and we can make our own decisions. Do me a favor get out of my life & mind your own Business.

  • Dorothy Cabral: October 19, 2020

    It’s about time people understand that you can’t believe everything you read. In my opinion people who vape or smoke cigarettes are adults . We are the ones who know how we feel. I for one did not feel well after smoking cigarettes. I for one who had the big C word yes Cancer am grateful for the vape industry. I have no other vice in my life . Therefore in conclusion please stay out of our adult business. I don’t see anyone banning cigarettes. I personally think this vaping tax that has put small businesses out of business is to help the cigarette companies. Shame shame shame Dorothy Cabral

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