E-cigarette and harm reversal: evidence for cardio-pulmonary health effects
12:15 - 12:35
Safety and Health Effects
Electronic cigarettes (ECs) are gaining ground on conventional cigarettes due to their efficiency in reducing tobacco consumption, competitive prices, and the perception that they are a much less harmful smoking alternative.
Demonstration that EC use leads to reduction in smoking-related diseases will take many decades before the tobacco harm reduction potential of this products is confirmed
Nonetheless, changes in health outcomes can be measured in smokers switching to ECs. Acute studies do not appear to support negative health outcomes in EC users and findings from long-term evaluation of regular EC use are supportive of reversal of harm from tobacco smoking
- Professor Riccardo Polosa Director - Institute of Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology, University of Catania
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