If you hear the phrase from anyone claiming they "can't find science or research about e-cigarettes," they aren't looking hard enough, or they're ignoring it. Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, a cardiologist, has continuously documented his research on e-cigarettes since 2011. He says e-cigarettes "result in huge potential benefits in the health of smokers." Dr. Farsalinos is always looking for more data, and as research progresses, he's confident it will help to improve the already safer and effective alternative to smoking. He also states regulation of e-cigarettes must be common sense and science-based.

New findings

For years, doctors have known smoking cigarettes causes an elevation in blood pressure and heart rates. In January, Dr. Farsalinos released clinical results on the effects of blood pressure and heart rates of e-cig users, adding to indisputable evidence that e-cigarettes are a less harmful alternative to smoking.

According to his latest study:

  • "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 counseling between physicians and their cardiovascular patients using or intending to use ECs."

Dr. Farsalinos communicates

While some professionals in the public health sector decide to manipulate public opinion on existing research, Dr.

Farsalinos not only performs research and science, he engages with consumers in the social media world. He will, on occasion, field questions and concerns of consumers and is forthright with his concerns of incoming data from other researchers. He has attended numerous conferences and presented evidence last year to the Federal Drug Administration.

Dr. Farsalinos continuously takes a responsible, proactive stance dedicating himself to the scientific side of e-cigarettes with regard to tobacco harm reduction.

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While his website, ecigarette-research.org is full of valuable information, Dr. Farsalinos is looking for more, and finding answers to questions about the safety and effectiveness of e-cigarettes in every sense of the word.

His message to consumers on bans?

"You should fight for your lives and your health. It is absolutely irresponsible and dangerous behaviour to ban e-cigarettes." - Dr K Farsalinos.

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