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Electronic Cigarettes, Is it time to Swap the Smoke for Vapor?


Electronic Cigarettes: Swapping the Smoke for Vapor

Often in my cardiology clinic I encounter patients that have tried to quit smoking in multiple occasions always to end up in the same alley.

As doctors, we are supposed to encourage patients to quit smoking every time they come to our clinics and “guide” them to the right pathway. Easier said than done. As a Cardiologist I am amazed and amused to a certain extent when I see my colleagues recommending patients to lose weight, eat healthier, and stop smoking. Yet many of them do contrary to this recommendations. You have to practice what you preach…

Recently a very pleasant man came to my clinic. He had history of heart attack, and sudden cardiac death. Resuscitation was performed and he was lucky enough to come back to the world to his family.  After 10 years he continues to smoke.  Why? His answer is “I enjoy smoking too much doc, but believe it or not  I do not inhale”… Ok.. Thats when I noticed. Winning the Lotto is more feasible than making him quit smoking…

Medical Societies do not recommend the use of E-Cigarettes as a cessation method for smoking. due to its possible harmful effects.  FURTHER TRIALS ARE NEEDED. (Dont you just love how we practice medicine). I have spoken with patients who have made the jump by their own will to vaping instead of smoking and have not met one that is dissapointed. They all say the feel better, healthier, with more energy. Biased may be, but I can tell you from a subjective standpoint… They also look healthier.

In summary. I can not tell patients to use or prescribe e-cigarettes, but I can say that they appear to be a far better option than inhaling 4,000 chemicals from smoke…

In the following pages I will go over some information regarding smoking and vaping and different types of electronic cigarettes just to educate people on what is out there. I am by no means an expert on the subject, but hopefully this info can help others as much as it helped me.

Hope You like it  ———> Electronic Cigarettes: Swapping the Smoke for Vapor

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  1. October 9, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I have been using an e-cig for three years now and have not noticed any health issues associated with it. I breathe easier now and have more energy than I did when using regular cigarettes, which I smoked for over 20 years. I agree more testing should be done but the way I see it is they can’t be any worse than regular smokes.

  2. December 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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  3. February 6, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Fantastic blog you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get advice from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!

  4. December 2, 2013 at 9:47 am

    The reality is that cheaper e-cigarettes contain cheap with vapour electronic cigarette you can sit back and relax in any place you like.electronic cigarette

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