Posted by Tatiana Rodriguez | Filed under E-Cig Industry Info
Finally some good news out of Greece, a country which I would love to visit one day and that offers some awesome cuisine!
According to Greek researchers, the electronic cigarettes does not pose a thread to the heart. This is the latest news and was the product of an actual clinical study.
This is big news, everyone. Let me tell you why.
A clinical study is an actual test in a controlled environment. This is closely monitored and not just an opinion from someone in Greece. This is the real deal and among the most positive bits of news I’ve heard about the industry in quite some time. If you are a vapor cigarette smoker like me, you certainly are sick and tired of all the nay-sayers out there talking about e-cigarettes in a bad light. This bit of news is certainly welcome in my book so I dug deeper and check out just what the news release (which I found on Business Week) stated.
Some highlights are below:
- This information was presented at the European Society of Cardiology annual meeting in Munich.
- 20 daily smokers were pitted against 22 people smoking electronic cigarettes in 7 minute tests.
- Smokers (tobacco) showed significant disruptions in heart beat and blood pressure.
- Electronic cigarette smokers showed “minimal” signs of disruption.
This is the quote I took away from the report that people will enjoy reading the most:
“Currently available data suggest that electronic cigarettes are far less harmful, and substituting tobacco with electronic cigarettes may be beneficial to health,” Farsalinos said.
Wow, bold statement! And certainly a good one for the future of the e-cigarette industry.
Nicotine is absorbed by the bloodstream at a much slower rate in electronic cigarettes when compared to their tobacco counterparts. This is a major reason why the trends are pointing to e-cigarettes being “healthier” as more reports are being released and more time is spent studying the affects of electronic cigarettes. Right now, 2.5 million users are thought to be located in the USA alone. That number is only expected to grow as many people don’t even know about electronic cigarette smoking right now.
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