The mainstream medical community is generally cautious about saying what, if any, gains can come from switching from burning cigarettes to e-cigarettes. But they don’t want to discourage those people who report feeling better.
The science behind how the body repairs itself when a person totally quits smoking is well established and hasn’t changed that much in the past couple of decades.
“The basics are still the same,” Samet said. “Smoking is such a powerful hit to the body. When people stop, look what happens.”
As for those who switch from smoking to vaping, the verdict on whether they truly are improving their health is still being studied. It’s a question researchers are competing for millions of dollars to investigate.
“Using an e-cigarette exclusively may be advantageous when the results come in,” Rose said.Categories: News