A Balanced Review of E-cigs by the American Heart Association

September 5, 2014 3:05 PM

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The American Heart Association (AHA) should be commended for its review of e-cigs. It places appropriate emphasis on the importance of rapidly carrying out research to fill key gaps in our ability to develop science-based regulations. This something that the Vitality Institute supports and is investing in directly.

The AHA stresses that e-cig use is less risky than cigarettes in relation to heart disease; is unlikely to increase nitrosamine levels (leading to cancers); and may be useful in helping smokers not seeking other cessation methods to stop using cigarettes. They are not as bold, however, as the Royal ...

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