As Electric cigarettes become more and more popular with smokers the world over scientists have (rightly so) become more involved in their testing. Now a small team of Greek scientists have proved what we here at Gamucci have known for a long time:
“Considering the extreme hazards associated with cigarette smoking, currently available data (compiled) suggests that electronic cigarettes are far less harmful and substituting tobacco with electronic cigarettes may be beneficial to health.”
Konstantinos Farsalinos, M.D., and colleagues from the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens, Greece, examined the acute effects of e-cigarettes on the heart function of 20 young smokers before and after smoking one tobacco cigarette against that of 22 e-cigarette users before and after using their devices for several minutes.
Whilst the tobacco smokers suffered significant heart dysfunction; raised blood pressure and heart rate, those using e-cigarettes had only a slight elevation in pressure.
“Obviously, the e-cigarette has the advantage of not having the thousands of other chemicals, besides nicotine, that a real cigarette has,” said Dr Russell Luepker of the Universityof Minnesota.
Sources: reut.rs/OfltNi, bit.ly/Pw7lVa