Monthly Archives: June 2014

Pseudo-science in electronic cigarette policy – Bernd Mayer

[excerpt] The motivations to hail pseudo-scientific disciplines are manifold, including lack of education, search for mystery, rejection of realism or reductionism and irrational anti-scientific attitude. In addition, pseudoscience is often used as a means to squeeze money out of gullible people by selling them bogus products or ineffective magic healings, […]

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The case in favor of e-cigar… [Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014] – PubMed – NCBI

The case in favor of e-cigarettes for tobacco harm reduction. Nitzkin JL. Author Abstract A carefully structured Tobacco Harm Reduction THR initiative, with e-cigarettes as a prominent THR modality, added to current tobacco control programming, is the most feasible policy option likely to substantially reduce tobacco-attributable illness and death in […]

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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders | Abstract | Acute effects of using an electronic nicotine-delivery device electronic cigarette on myocardial function: comparison with the effects of regular cigarettes

Abstract provisionalBackgroundElectronic cigarettes have been developed and marketed in recent years as smoking substitutes. However, no studies have evaluated their effects on the cardiovascular system. The purpose of this study was to examine the immediate effects of electronic cigarette use on left ventricular LV function, compared to the well-documented acute […]

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