25 Aug, 2016 @ 16:30
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E-cigarettes linked to debilitating lung condition

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e-cigsE-CIGARETTES have been linked to an irreversible and debilitating respiratory condition.

A Harvard School of Public Health study has found that the electronic cigs, which have seen a boom in Spain in the last two years, can cause what is known as ‘popcorn lung’.

The diacetyl, acetoin and pentanedione chemicals used in the product cause scarring in tiny air sacs in the lungs, leading to shortness of breath and excessive coughing.

There’s no smoke without fire and experts fear the amount of people contracting the condition may increase sharply over the next few years, given how new e-cigarettes are.

They are particularly concerned that flavours like cotton candy, popcorn and apple will attract young users whose lungs have not fully developed.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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  1. These silly toys are purely intended to retain weak-willed addicts in their idiotic habit. For goodness sake people, don’t you know how stupid you look, sucking on your baby dummy?
    The minute you can’t get a vapour fix, you’ll be back on the fags. Give the whole thing up as a bad job.

  2. Well, you don’t even follow the first rule of journalism: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” This is the true debilitation. I suggest reading “http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/whats-new/whatsnew-2015/236-da2” before going to such conclusions.

    Another thing: “There’s no smoke without fire” – What that does even mean? If it looks like something it’s just as bad? Injecting insuline by ill persons will give them high and AIDS because it looks like drugs?

  3. Crazy – compared to the thousands of chemicals in normal cigarettes E-cigarettes are by far the safer option.

    E-cigarettes produce vapor not smoke to deliver nicotine – there is NO combustion in the process.
    It is the combustion process in the smoking of tobacco products that creates the carcinogenic (cancer causing) chemicals.

    There is an excellent Horizon programme available on the BBC iPlayer which is well worth a watch – they carry out many controlled scientific experiments which demonstrate that E-cigarettes are 95% better/safer for you than tobacco smoking.

    They also compare different methods of stopping smoking on different groups of volunteers who are trying to quit tobacco smoking – by far the most successful group were the group that used E-cigarettes.

    With regard to finally quitting as opposed to swapping one nicotine delivery system for another – the E-liquids come in varying strengths – 18mg, 11mg & 6mg the idea is you start on a strength that is similar to the type of cigarettes you currently smoke then step down to a liquid with the lower level in and so on.

    I had been smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 40 years – since starting on E-cigarettes for 6 weeks ago I only smoke 3 real gigarettes per day.
    The real light at the end of the tunnel is that I have kicked the really habitual ones i.e. the one first thing in the morning and the ones straight after meals, those that as any smoker will know are the most satisfying and hardest to not to reach for.

    I have found the Menthol E-liquid best for replicating the “kick” a tobacco cigarette delivers.

    Finally I tried the smaller type cigarette lookalike e-cigarettes and the smaller e-cigarettes but without success – so I invested £50 in a better model which has worked a treat :)

    P.S. do get yourself a cheap spare or a spare battery and kkep it charged so if your battery runs out you can easily change it or resort to the spare – nicotine is a powerfully addictive drug – i don’t like to give it any advantage at all :)

    In case you are wondering I have no financial interest or any connection with the E-cigarette industry – I’m just a smoker who want to quit but accepts “cold turkey” is not an option for me.

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