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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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New Electronic Cigarette Study Shows Exciting Results


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 3, 2009) – A groundbreaking new survey into the electronic cigarette, smokers’ health and smoking cessation, carried out by NJOY retailers E Cigarette Direct and analysed by tobacco harm reduction scientists, has shown encouraging results.

An article by researchers in the Carl Phillips research group, TobaccoHarmReduction.org research group at the University of Alberta School of Public Health, concluded:

“The majority of the respondents indicated that their general health, smoker’s cough, ability to exercise, sense of smell and sense of taste were better since starting to use e-cigarettes”.

Nearly all of those questioned had previously tried to quit smoking using pharmaceutical products, but had been unable to do so.

They had, however, been able to replace cigarettes with electronic cigarettes.

The study pointed out that the respondents were “highly motivated and passionate e-cigarette users who may have different experiences than average e-cigarette users or smokers.”

However, it also suggested that “very few e-cigarette users are not using them to replace cigarettes and there are many switchers and current smokers who could have the reported experience.”

“While we believe further research is necessary, these initial results are very encouraging,” said Jean Rasbridge, Managing Director of E Cigarette Direct.

“Previous research in New Zealand has shown that electronic cigarettes can help alleviate nicotine cravings and increase the level of nicotine in the blood.

“This new study suggests both that electronic cigarettes can both help smokers replace cigarettes, and improve health in the short term.

“We now need longer term research into the effects of the electronic cigarette to see if these results are consistent over time.”

Electronic cigarettes are devices that deliver nicotine by vaporizing a gel that also contains water, propylene glycol and flavourings.

In contrast to cigarettes, there is no combustion involved.

Combustion is, according to experts such as Dr. Phillips, the main cause of harm in smoking.

The TobaccoHarmReduction.org Project at University of Alberta School of Public Health is the leading source of information of safer alternatives for smokers who cannot or do not wish to quit using nicotine. Professor Phillips and his work group are leading advocates of tobacco harm reduction, and Dr. Phillips advises and works with many other organizations who are trying to promote it, some of which are companies that hope to profit from selling low-risk nicotine products. The TobaccoHarmReduction.org research group at the University of Alberta School of Public Health is partially supported by an unrestricted (completely hands-off) grant from U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company.

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Do Electronic Cigarettes Reduce Harm?


Encouraging results from new E-Cigarette study

LONDON, ENGLAND

E cigarettes could be a useful harm reduction tool according to a survey carried out by UK e-cigarette company E Cigarette Direct and analysed by researchers in the Carl Phillips research group, the TobaccoHarmReduction.org research group at the University of Alberta School of Public Health.

The survey questioned several hundred e-smokers, many recruited from e-cigarette-forum.com, about their smoking habits and health prior to and after using the electronic cigarette.

“The majority of the respondents indicated that their general health, smoker’s cough, ability to exercise, sense of smell and sense of taste were better since starting to use e-cigarettes,” concluded the report.

Encouragingly, the survey also found that all those questioned had smoked prior to taking up the electronic cigarette, and many were using it as a complete replacement to cigarettes.

Researchers at the Tobacco Harm Reduction Project believe that the main cause of harm in tobacco use is caused by combustion.

Electronic cigarettes work by vaporising a gel that also contains water, propylene glycol and
flavourings. In contrast to cigarettes, there is no combustion involved in the process.

“While we believe further and longer-term research into the electronic cigarette is needed, these initial results are very encouraging,” said Jean Rasbridge, Managing Director of E Cigarette Direct.

For more information please view the abstract of the study or download the full article: Electronic Cigarettes as Potential Harm Reduction Products: Results of an Online Survey of E Cigarette Users.

The TobaccoHarmReduction.org Project at University of Alberta School of Public Health (link to be inserted here) is the leading source of information of safer alternatives for smokers who cannot or do not wish to quit using nicotine. Professor Phillips and his work group are leading advocates of tobacco harm reduction, and Dr. Phillips advises and works with many other organizations who are trying to promote it, some of which are companies that hope to profit from selling low-risk nicotine products. The TobaccoHarmReduction.org research group at the University of Alberta School of Public Health is partially supported by an unrestricted (completely hands-off) grant from U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company.

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