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Researchers at the ESC have found that electronic cigarettes have no acute adverse effects on cardiac function.
Dr. Farsalinos will present results of his test during an ESC Congress 2012 scientific session tomorrow, August 25, 2012.
Read more about the study and findings via the official European Society of Cardiology website.
According to recent surveys conducted by Wells Fargo Securities Tobacco Talk, the electronic cigarette industry has grown to a multi-million dollar industry. Some experts expect the industry to reach billions of dollars in revenue over the next few years.
Electronic cigarettes, generally constructed of a battery, cartridge, and atomizer (the unit which creates the actual vapor) use no tobacco and leave no foul odor or harmful second hand smoke behind. In fact, there is absolutely no smoke at all since the units produce a vapor from generally safe ingredients found in foods, flowers, etc.
The tobacco industry was once viewed as a hurdle for electronic cigarette manufacturers. Though recent developments have removed such doubt. The Wells Fargo survey noted that of 30,000 tobacco retailers, the majority believed that electronic cigarettes were here to stay.
The respondents to the survey also noted the distinct advantages of electronic cigarettes over their tobacco-filled counterparts. Many retailers stated that current tobacco smokers were interested in e-cigs for their low cost and ease of use.
There are currently 2.5 million electronic cigarette users in the US, a figure that is expected to rise considerably over the next few years.
While the government cracks down on smoky cigarettes and their smelly, lingering smoke, it’s apparent that electronic cigarettes may provide some form of relief for outdoor-loving smokers.
The Atlanta Council has released a legal notice banning smoking in city parks. Presumably problems with litter, fire hazards, and second hand smoke have helped the city council reach this legislative ban in public parks. E-cigs however do not have these detriments. One smoker interviewed by Yahoo News remarked, “There will probably be fewer areas exactly where folks can smoke freely later at property, my wife and son suffer from the danger of second-hand smoke; while outside, smoking bans to restrict me. Possibly, I can only smoke inside a toilet. Otherwise, I have to quit smoking or face the penalty. I have heard that e-cigarettes are valuable to quit smoking, and some old buddies of mine have succeeded by employing them. I am organizing to get one electronic cigarette starter kit for a try.”
Whether or not e-cigs will be grouped in with tobacco in the upcoming bans remains to be seen. But in the meantime, educating the public about the difference between tobacco and electronic cigarettes may go a long way to winning the battle.
The US Science and Health Advisory Board recently remarked that in comparison with ordinary tobacco products, electronic cigarettes pose a much smaller health risk. Gilbert Ross of the advisory board elaborted by saying government agencies do not have any reason to injunction electronic ciagrette products.
Experts have noted that consumers smoking behaviors do not change when using electronic cigarettes. With traditional methods, the amount of second hand smoke released into the atmosphere subjects the people in surrounding areas to harmful chemicals. With e-cigs, this risk is negated by the lack of actual smoke.
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine has showed that electronic cigarettes could be a viable alternative to smoking. The American Association of Public health Physicians has already publicly announced its support of electronic cigarettes for adults.
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the official journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. It publishes articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy. Original research is published on interventions aimed at the prevention of chronic and acute disease and the promotion of individual and community health. Of particular emphasis are papers that address the primary and secondary prevention of important clinical, behavioral and public health issues such as injury and violence, infectious disease, women’s health, smoking, sedentary behaviors and physical activity, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and alcohol and drug abuse. Papers also address educational initiatives aimed at improving the ability of health professionals to provide effective clinical prevention and public health services. Papers on health services research pertinent to prevention and public health are also published. The journal also publishes official policy statements from the two co-sponsoring organizations, review articles, media reviews, and editorials. Finally, the journal periodically publishes supplements and special theme issues devoted to areas of current interest to the prevention community.