Even if it is only for a small period of time, according to British study, smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes can experience a dramatic reduction in exposing themselves to toxic air pollutants such as acrolein and carbon monoxide.
Researchers suggested e-cigarettes to 40 smokers who wanted to quit smoking. After a month, about sixteen participants using only electronic cigarettes had about 80% drop in exposure to Carbon monoxide and acrolein, a harmful products also found in few e-cig vapor. Acrolein can cause irritation to exposed tissues and can even destroy cilia.
The remaining participants who swapped some regular smoking to electronic version experienced 52% and 60% decline in exposure to carbon monoxide and acrolein respectively.
To get the most benefit, smokers will have to give up traditional smoking completely and switch to e-cigarettes says Dr. Hayden McRobbie of Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine At Queen Mary University of London.
While tobacco control fears that e-cig may pave way to a new generation of nicotine addict who will eventually transit to conventional smoking, current studies indicate that this device might benefit the health of people who already smoke.
Soulblu supports this view on electronic cigarette where the individual can reduce their exposure to harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide and acrolein which causes damage to the person smoking as well as people in their surroundings.
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