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First Evidence That E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Problems

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The first experiential evidence that demonstrates that e-cigarettes cause an immediate short term increase in airway resistance One must assume similar airway resistance would occur from passive e-cigarette vapors

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Seda A (4)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 3:20 am
i'm not surprised. also e-cigarettes seem so silly to me. do they really work?

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 4:43 am

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 9:56 am
I wonder if the tobacco companies had a hand in this....

Pamela V (3)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 1:37 pm
This so called "study" is a crock of shit! Sounds like big pharma, big tobacco propaganda to me.

Talya H (10)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 5:19 pm
Thanks for the info!!

Colleen L (3)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 6:47 pm
Interesting information. Thanks Bryan

Quinton Smith (40)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 7:38 pm
Hay we need something to control the HUMAN OVER POPULATION OF THE EARTH. so let it be lung Cancer =^..^=

Edgar Z (47)
Monday September 3, 2012, 8:28 am
Any type of cigarette is crap.

Elizabeth Pugliese (8)
Monday September 3, 2012, 8:46 am
My sister finally stopped smoking through using e-cigarettes. Better some short term airway restrictions to all the other problems that real cigarettes cause.

priscilla gallou (0)
Monday September 3, 2012, 10:26 am
Je ne croit pas a leur etude . JE FUME cette cigarette et aussi des vraies . ILS feraient mieux de s occuper de ce que l ont mange et de l air que l ont respire parceque la il y a de quoi avoir des sacres problemes de sante AUSSI .

Bill F. (0)
Monday September 3, 2012, 12:33 pm
E-Cigarettes vs. Tobacco

I have to comment that this research does not portray the e-cigarette as a tobacco harm reduction strategy. We do not market our products to non-smokers or people under the age of consent in the jurisdiction that they reside in.

We market to smokers. The vast majority of our customers are long time smokers, some with COPD, who have tried in vain to stop smoking. Many others don't really want to quit smoking, but recognize the long terms health effects plus pressures from family, friends and medical professionals.

It would seem that this interpretation of the Athens report is comparing apples to oranges. If you compare the damage that is caused by tobacco smoke as opposed to what seems to be a transient effect that might be caused by e-cigarettes, you have to come down on the side of the e-cigarette.

If you compare the contents of tobacco smoke with its 4,000 or so chemical by products, including tars and known carcinogens versus the ingredients in most e-cigarettes which is a vapor source (in PrimeVapor's case, vegetable glycerin, a food additive found in many products on your supermarket shelves), food grade flavor extracts and a smaller amount of nicotine (even in the strongest varieties) than is found in a tobacco cigarettes, the use of the e-cigarette seems to be a better choice.

Makers of e-cigarette give smokers a choice. A choice they have never had. They can use this product to reduce the harm that tobacco smoking can bring.

A tobacco harm reduction strategy is a viable healthcare policy and should be embraced by the medical community. Is there a need for further research? Of course. But a open mind is required.

Full disclosure: I am not a medical professional of any kind. I am president of PrimeVapor, Inc., an e-cigarette manufacturer and distributor.

Barbara S (7)
Monday September 3, 2012, 12:35 pm
I think it depends on the brand of e-cigarette you choose, and whether or not you order them with or without nicotine content. There are many different brands of e-cigarettes. My husband quit smoking real cigarettes, more than 4 years ago, using the GREEN SMOKE brand. He started out with the lowest amount of nicotine, and then went to the zero nicotine content after 6 months. Now he only occasionally walks around with one, or has one in his mouth when he concentrates on the book (his 7th) he's writing. He has had NO lung problems. In fact, he's able to do many more things now - at 80 - than he could do at 70 years old.

Azaima A (207)
Monday September 3, 2012, 2:37 pm
too bad

Reggie Thomas (5)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 8:31 am
who do we blame for these FAKE things?(O_O)

Yvonne Taylor (37)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 12:14 pm
Airway resistance??? Good grief, I bet the tobacco companies hired the scientists.
Yes, they do work, and after using them a while you do not want cigarettes as much and is a good way to quit. They are great for traveling and not causing lung problems for those around you. I think this is propaganda, personally, by the tobacco companies. Odd that they are trying to make a law against E-cigs, but not regular cigarettes, which not only contain harmful chemicals and nicotine, but those filters have things fibers that get into your lungs! I for one, as a former cigarette smoker who has found E-cigs will be pretty mad if this passes for the benefit of Cigarette manufacturers to make their profits easier.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 12:17 pm
E-cigs using tobacco are still unhealthy for human beings, even if the amount of harm is reduced compared to regular cigarettes. That being said, however, this technology might be useful for medical cannabis consumers. It might make it easier for them to consume their medicine, especially when they are away from home.

Klaus Peters (14)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 9:20 pm
Glad I stopped smoking 12 years ago, it was not easy and I was pretty cranky for a while. My incentive was the Marlboro cowboy who died of lung cancer years earlier. So, the add backfired bigtime. One can imagine how much satisfaction that has given me. And my body feels a lot better. It can be done, not easy, I stopped counting the days. I am counting the years.
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