E-Cigarettes bear no threat, finds Greek study

Electronic Cigarettes and healthA clinical study by Greek researchers has found that electronic cigarettes do not bear any serious threats to human health. According to a post on leaderpost, the report indicates that e-cigs are a much safer option to tobacco smoking which is considered risky with proven potential to cause all forms of health complications including some of the most dreaded diseases like cancer and heart problems.

The European Society of Cardiology heard that while e-cigarettes may not be a healthy habit, they are a safe option that smokers can turn to in efforts to stop tobacco smoking. Speaking to the society during their annual meting, Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos who represented the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Greece told the gathering that electronic cigarettes are indeed less harmful than any other form of cigarettes that may be available in the market.

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos added that smokers seeking to quit tobacco smoking stand to gain significant health benefits. The researchers at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center analyzed the heart functions of 20 smokers in the young age bracket both before and after using one tobacco stick. The results were compared with those of 22 smokers of the same age both before and after using e-cigarette devices for up to seven minutes. E-Cigarettes bear no threat

The results revealed that the tobacco smokers exhibited significant suffering in the form of heart dysfunction coupled with high blood pressure and raised heart rates. On the contrary, those who used electronic cigarettes displayed only minor increases in blood pressure.

This is the first ever clinical study to focus on the impact of electronic cigarettes on the cardiac system. Another Greek study released early 2012 indicated that e-cigarettes only bear a slight effect on the lungs, putting them far much a head of tobacco cigarettes which pose all manner of dangers to the lungs.

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