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Health New Zealand: Cancer risk reduced by e-cigarettes


Health New Zealand have gone public with their findings of research into Electronic Cigarettes and have stated that “Cancer risk reduced by e-cigarettes.”

New Zealand has, for a long time been inquisitive about electronic cigarettes and is one of the few countries in the world which has investigated deeply the health benefits rather than producing biased and inaccurate reports and banning them. They have spent time studying not only the ingredients involved in the operation of an e-cigarette but have also probed deeply into what health benefits can be gained from their use.

In a release on their website (http://www.healthnz.co.nz/cancerrisk.htm) they report that “Using e-cigarettes INSTEAD of smoking tobacco cigarettes is bound to reduce the risks of lung cancer, because the cancer-causing gases such as 1,3 butadiene found in the smoke of all cigarette brands, are no longer inhaled.”

“Switching to e-cigarettes with nicotine continued, can be expected to reduce lung cancer risk the same as altogether quitting cigarettes without e-cigarettes.”

The report also details how Health New Zealand feels the future of electronic smoking should go and asks the question ‘Is the nicotine delivered via the e-cig going to promote cancer in already existing pre-cancerous cells?’ to which the simple answer is “Not likely and not in the next 10 years.”

To progress, the industry needs governments around the world to support electronic cigarettes and not be scared of the unknown. These products are still significantly under the radar and rarely get mainstream media attention even though they offer so many benefits to so many different aspects of a users life. These products have the potential to save millions of lives every year but because the idea is new, there are very few politicians who will support them, except for governor Schwarzenegger of course who recently vetoed a bill which would have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes in California.

This latest group of medical professionals who support electronic cigarettes only strengthens the potential of e-cigs in our society.”

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