Thursday, July 5, 2012

Medical Groups Endorse E-Cigarettes as Means to Quit

Medical Daily published an article this week titled, “Can Electronic Cigarettes be Used to Quit Smoking?” The gist is yes; medical practitioners are recognizing the electronic cigarette as a means to quit. It’s well known that conquering a tobacco addiction is a difficult endeavor.

E-cigarettes work by super heating a cartridge that gives smokers a dose of nicotine in the form of water vapor. The body absorbs the nicotine and exhales the water vapor, which doesn’t contain chemicals or carcinogens. There is no second-hand smoke and the smoker’s teeth do become yellowed.

A 2011 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed e-cigarettes as a viable smoking cessation option. And in 2010, the American Association of Public Heath Physicians announced their support of e-cigarettes for adults.

There is still a great deal of research being done on the subject. But most find that e-cigarettes are a healthier, safer alternative to traditional cigarettes for both the user and those near the smoker. And much of the research suggests that e-cigarettes are an excellent choice for those who would like to quit smoking altogether.

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