A cardiology study has found that e-cigarettes can lower heart rates and blood pressures of people who smoke. It is well known that smoking traditional cigarettes can increase blood pressure and heart rates, but it has been found that if smokers change to an e-cigarette, their health will increase tremendously. A Cardiologist, Dr K Farsalinos, provided this study and spoke out against those who want to ban e-cigarettes, he said: “You should fight for your lives and your health. It is absolutely irresponsible and dangerous behaviour to ban e-cigarettes.” Dr Farsalinos is a long-term e-cigarette researcher, conducting numerous studies that have been widely reported by mainstream media outlets. The Greek is a researcher at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens and at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Greece. “All of these studies until now, without exception, were done without considering realistic e-cigarette use, that was the major problem.” There have been wayward reports indicating e-cigarettes produce harmful chemicals that are carcinogenic, Dr Farsalinos says there is “absolutely no evidence hamiacetals are toxic”. Dr Farsalinos' findings were summarised:
- "Smokers who reduce or quit smoking by using EC (E-cigarettes) may lower their systolic BP (blood pressure) in the long term, and this reduction is particularly apparent in smokers with an elevated BP."
- "The use of low risk nicotine-containing products (including e-cigarettes) should be investigated as a safer alternative approach to harm reversal"
- "The evidence-based notion that substitution of conventional cigarettes with ECs is unlikely to raise significant health concerns can improve counciling between physicians and their cardiovascular patients using or intending to use ECs."