The e-cig may help smokers with asthma to reduce their cigarette consumption or remain abstinent and hence reduce the burden of smoking-related asthma symptoms wrote Polosa The positive findings observed with e-cigs allows us to advance the hypothesis that these products may be valuable for smoking cessation and/or tobacco harm reduction also in asthma patients who smoke
Significantly lower levels of cancer causing chemicals TSNAs and VOCs were found in samples from former smokers using e-cigarettes only or NRT only compared with current smokers Their levels were lower than both those who smoked cigarettes only or smokers using either e-cigarette or NRT alongside cigarettes
And that?s why Rahman now hopes to compare rates of wound healing in people who vape to rates in those who don?t For now however he?s worried that what he saw in the lab may indeed mimic risks to people
There are several studies that find no harmful effects of vaping on the lungs One of the most impressive is Dr Polosa?s discovery that in asthmatic smokers switching to vaping ? or even just using vaping to reduce smoking ? improved lung function
Some e-cigarette users were dependent on nicotine-containing e-cigarettes but these products were less addictive than tobacco cigarettes Etter and Eissenberg said E-cigarettes may be as or less addictive than nicotine gums which themselves are not very addictive
For a trustworthy overview of vaping this article is definitely one to consult It refers to a range of studies from reputable sources such as Public Health England and is unbiased in its approach It also directs the reader to resources to help them stop smoking and clearly states that ?there?s still as big misconception that e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking?