Cigs Could Benefit Those Seeking Help To Quit Smoking

Cigs Could Benefit Those Seeking Help To Quit Smoking

ENDS [electronic nicotine-delivery systems], which include electronic cigarettes, are new technologies created to slowly curb nicotine dependency without the tar and other harmful substances contained in cigarette smoke.

- There is substantial evidence that e-cigarette vapor contains traces of metal, possibly due to the metallic coils used to heat liquid that the devices vaporize.

"In some circumstances, such as their use by non-smoking adolescents and young adults, their adverse effects clearly warrant concern", said Eaton, dean of the graduate school of the University of Washington, Seattle. When this time comes, the FDA expects more opportunities "to take steps to establish the foundational elements of a robust, science-based and sustainable policy structure for properly regulating the noncombustible forms of nicotine delivery, including ENDS".

However, it is not yet known how much tobacco they use on a regular basis and whether it became a habit. Observational studies, in contrast, have shown a signal of benefit, he said. There is also substantial evidence that completely switching to e-cigs from conventional cigarettes reduces short-term negative health outcomes in organs like the lungs and heart.

Furthermore, while the use of e-cigarettes can help adults to stop smoking conventional cigarettes, the study found substantial evidence that e-cigarette use results in symptoms of dependence on e-cigarettes. For instance, the panel found "conclusive evidence" that most e-cigarettes contain numerous chemicals that can be toxic. Unlike smoking, there is no burning of tobacco and no smoke released. So there are more adverse health effects related to these combustible products.

E-cigarettes can explode and cause serious injury - conclusive evidence.

NASEMThis week the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) weighed in on the question of whether e-cigarettes are a public health menace or a public health boon. "It also makes sure that FDA has the foundational regulations to put products such as electronic cigarettes through an appropriate series of regulatory checkpoints".

The booming, $10-billion vaping industry is expected to grow to $34 billion by 2021, but there's still a lot scientists don't know about how e-cigarettes affect health.

Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, issued a statement expressing disappointment that the FDA has not acted quickly enough to regulate these products.

But the researchers worry about the long-term effects of vaping, which can't be derived given the short amount of time e-cigarettes have been on the market.

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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit A new report from an expert panel concludes that electronic cigarettes might help adult smokers quit.

Whether e-cigarettes will help or harm public health is intensely debated among researchers. NPR's Patti Neighmond reports.

Whether or not e-cigarettes cause respiratory disease is not known.

IQOS is used by almost 4 million people in 30 markets outside the United States but needs FDA authorization to be marketed in America.

But the study also found, they might in the exact opposite way for young adults. In addition, smokers who want to quit will have no idea which, if any, e-cigarettes have been shown to be helpful, and manufacturers will have no incentive to invest in developing products that will actually help smokers quit. And that's the beneficial side of these things.

Study says e-cigs are safer than.

"E-cigarettes can not be simply categorized as either beneficial or harmful", said David Eaton, chair of the committee that wrote the report, and dean and vice provost of the Graduate School of the University of Washington, Seattle.

EATON: E-cigarettes are addictive. And those by themselves right there are reasons that youth should think twice about it.

There is moderate evidence that second-hand exposure to nicotine and particulates is lower from e-cigarettes compared with conventional cigarettes. And so using conventional cigarettes is not so scary or, quote, unquote, "bad".

NEIGHMOND: E-cigarettes have been on the market for about a decade. "It is the other chemical compounds in tobacco, and in the smoke created by setting tobacco on fire, that directly and primarily cause the illness and death-not the nicotine".

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