A new study coming out of Greece is making bold claims that vaping can quickly improve heart functions in smokers while one cigarette direct immediate negative health effects. The study had even allowed volunteers to inhale their vaporizers for a long seven minutes and still the data showed improvements.
The study was conducted by the world renowned Electronic Cigarette Advocate Dr. Konstantinos E. Farsalinos out of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center. In total full disclosure the top doctor showed his support of vaping as a safe and effective smoking cessation tool. His legendary research has debunked many of the false claims and theories put out in the public by anti-tobacco lobbyist.
Dr. Farsalinos has been interviewed several times by Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch where he has pointed out many discrepancies in other anti-vaping studies.
This recent study can be found Here
Although the study has a abnormally huge title it is a great read. “Acute effects of using an electronic nicotine-delivery device (electronic cigarette) on myocardial function: comparison with the effects of regular cigarettes”
Dr. Farsalinos Study Details
- 81 participants were chosen.
- 76 participants completed the study.
- 40 were vapers.
- 36 were smokers
- Average age of the vapers was 36.
- Average age of the vapers was 35.
- 68 out of 76 participants were men, with 4 women each in the smoking and vaping groups.
- Vaping group consisted of former-smokers only.
- Smokers were sent to one laboratory. Vapers to another to avoid possible cross-contamination.
- All smoking and vaping paraphernalia remained consistent for each participant.
- Vapers vaped 7ml nicotine concentrations of e-liquid.
- Measurable myocardial functions include the below for each group of participants, both before and after either smoking or vaping
-IVRT corrected to heart rate (IVRTc)
-Isovolumetric relaxation time (IVRT)
-Left ventricle (LV) Diameter and mass index
-Standing Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
-Diastolic and Systolic BP
-Triglyceride, Glucose, and Cholesterol levels
-Myocardial performance index
-And many others
It is interesting to point out that on August 14th 2017 The Daily mail ran an article directly opposing this study by Dr. Farsalinos. The article was named E-cigarettes are as dangerous as smoking – just ONE puff could be all it takes to increase the risk of a heart attack. The article made wild claims but not once mention any scientific studies. We appreciate Dr. Farsalinos and other advocates who regularly disprove these claims.