A total of 141 regular smokers were subjected to three different treatments:
- tobacco cigarette
- e-cigarettes containing nicotine
- e-cigarette that does not contain nicotine
These regular smokers have consumed 15 or more daily cigarettes for at least two years.
Published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the results show that transitioning to OEM vape rapidly improves blood vessel function a month later. Arterial stiffness is reduced when a smoker switches to e-cigs.
However, arterial stiffness and dysfunction of blood vessels are two important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. And the use of TPD vape reduces them!
Indeed, the flexibility of the heart’s arteries is multiplied by two once you become a vaper and an ex-smoker. This flexibility, resulting in a relaxation of the muscles that make up the wall of the blood vessels (arteries and veins), allows a better passage of blood in the body. Thanks to this increase in the internal diameter of blood vessels, blood flow also increases, thus reducing cardiovascular risks. For example, if you eat foods containing saturated fats like french fries, these fats, if consumed too often, will tend to clog the arteries of the heart. Using the e-cig then restores the diameter of the blood vessels and prevents the development of cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Juneau Martin practicing at the Montreal Heart Institute, says: “Recently, the media have reported a lot of studies that claim to show that the vapor generated by the electronic cigarette has adverse health effects, some going as far as to say that it is as harmful as cigarettes. What the media accounts do not say, however, is that these studies most often have serious methodological flaws that completely invalidate their conclusions. For example, some days before the publication of the article described here, an abstract presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association reported that electronic cigarettes had an inverse effect on the function of blood vessels, that is, they decreased flow-mediated vasodilation.However, these parameters were measured immediately after inhalation of the vapor, which absolutely does not allow to draw such conclusions: approximately Anything stimulating (caffeine, sex, alcohol or even certain foods) causes this type of short-term acute response, but this effect is transient and has no longer-term impact. Only when abnormalities in blood vessel function occur over long periods of time (as in the aforementioned study described earlier) can they serve as a marker of future risk for cardiovascular events.”
He then laments the media treatment of the American health crisis and its disastrous consequences on Quebec public health.
Focus on the consequences of smoking on the heart
– In the blood, carbon monoxide takes the place of oxygen, and the oxygen transport capacity of the blood is therefore reduced: shortness of breath and impaired functioning of the muscles.
-The arteries suffer vasomotricity, the blood vessels dilate less well: risk of myocardial infarction.
-Tobacco promotes blood clotting: the formation of clots that clog the arteries and the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke.
-Tobacco increases inflammation and decreases good cholesterol: thrombosis, clot formation, and a decrease in HDL (the good cholesterol that cleans the arteries).
-Tobacco encourages the consumption of foods that are more pronounced in taste and therefore more fatty and sweet, more decadent foods that will clog the arteries.
The National Academy of Medicine: Smokers should not hesitate to vape
Founded in 1820 by King Louis XVIII, the National Academy of Medicine brings together the most talented doctors, surgeons, biologists, pharmacists, and veterinarians. Since its inception, it has had eleven national Nobel Laureate members. It issues opinions and recommendations on public health. In this capacity, it can receive a request for an opinion from the public authorities and alert them. Recently, she encouraged smokers not to sulk the e-cig to quit smoking.
“Confidence in the electronic cigarette is today shaken by the observation of a sudden epidemic of pulmonary pathologies localized in the United States as well as by the report of the World Health Organization (WHO), which without arguing, qualifies the electronic cigarette as “unquestionably harmful.” The position expressed by the Academy in 2015 advised to guarantee the safety of products, to declare the substances present in e-liquids, and above all to prohibit their sale to minors as well as advertising and use where smoking is prohibited. This is the case today in France, where electronic cigarettes are subject to quality and safety standards, unlike in the United States.
The National Academy of Medicine warns that one should not be mistaken for the enemy!
Yes, don’t get the wrong enemy! The e-cig is a nicotine substitute that has enabled nearly 700,000 smokers to quit smoking, according to the Barometer of Public Health France 2017 “Use of electronic cigarettes, smoking and opinions of 18-75 year olds “.
The National Academy of Medicine is sounding the alarm. According to her, depriving yourself of such a smoking cessation tool harms public health: “The crisis of confidence could cause the death of thousands of people.” It also denounces the position of the World Health Organization (WHO) devoid of scientific data: “(…) by the report of the World Health Organization (WHO), which without arguing, qualifies the electronic cigarette “unquestionably harmful.”
The decline in participants in the last Tobacco-Free Month also testifies to this crisis of confidence in the vape.