JUUL Labs announced today results from a clinical study that found an approximately 99% reduction of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide particles in secondhand (exhaled breath) vapour associated with the use of JUUL system compared to use of combustible cigarettes. The results are presented at the 6th Global Forum in Nicotine in Warsaw, Poland.
The study also showed that room air nicotine levels were 89-95% lower following ad libitum vapor product use versus cigarettes.
The effects of secondhand cigarette smoke are well known and can be attributed to almost one million deaths globally each year. Cigarette smoke is a by-product of combustion – burning the contents of the cigarette – and it contains thousands of well-characterised compounds, many of which have been shown to be harmful to humans.
JUUL Labs also announced results from a second study demonstrating that adult smokers who used non-tobacco flavoured JUUL products were more likely to switch from cigarettes than those who primarily used tobacco-flavoured JUUL products. These results add to a growing body of evidence that suggest that use of vapour products in non-tobacco flavours may potentially help adult smokers switch from cigarettes.
“Almost one million deaths1 globally each year can be attributed to secondhand smoke, so it is critical to find alternative options to combustible cigarettes for the world’s 1.1 billion adult smokers1 and those around them,” said Dr. Josh Vose, Vice President, Medical and Clinical Affairs at JUUL Labs.
Source: 1. World Health Organization, 2018, Tobacco Fact Sheet. www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/tobacco