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Conflicts in Cardiology

Cardiology

Vaping both causes, and fixes, vascular function

Before we get to this article we would like to point out that although very much primarily we are all about heat not burn technology we will occasionally cross over into the world of vaping because there are quite a few similarities between the two.

Last month saw two very different studies, from the same field of research, reach completely opposite conclusions in relation to vaping. I’ll give you 30 seconds to guess which one of these two studies saw the widest possible media coverage:

  1. Short-term e-cigarette vapour exposure causes vascular oxidative stress and dysfunction: evidence for a close connection to brain damage and a key role of the phagocytic NADPH oxidase
  2. Cardiovascular Effects of Switching From Tobacco Cigarettes to Electronic Cigarettes
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Just how safe is heat not burn?

Heat not burn safety

One of the things you’ll hear a lot from anti-smokers is that 70% of smokers want to quit. If you actually talk to smokers you’ll probably hear a very different answer. Most of them don’t want to quit at all, because the truth is they enjoy smoking. They know they should quit, because smoking is undeniably bad for your health, but that’s not quite the same as actually wanting to. If scientists announced tomorrow that they’d got it all wrong and smoking was completely safe, you can bet nobody’d be interested in quitting. The appeal of Heat not Burn products is that, potentially, they can offer the enjoyment of smoking without most of the health risks. That raises a crucial question: How safe are HnB products really?

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Tasmania Joins The Junk Science Olympics

Tasmanian Devil
Tasmania isn’t a place you tend to hear of much. Apart from giving us interesting animals like the Tasmanian devil it just sits there south of Australia being quietly… well, Tasmanian. Well, I wish it would keep doing that, because the latest news from the island is not good for Heat not Burn. It isn’t true either, but since when did that stop the media – not to mention the usual crowd of “public health” pests – from making a fuss?

A team of researchers led by Dr Sukhwinder Sohal of the University of Tasmania has just produced a study which, they claim, shows that vaping – whether with HnB products or conventional e-cigarettes – is just as bad for you as smoking.

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