Every morning, Michel Cymes is on RTL radio to deliver simple and practical advice through his show « It is going much better". The subject of the day, smoking cessation, was the occasion for this French doctor and surgeon specialized in ENT to put forward the e-cigarette.
"DO NOT ABUSE TO USE THE E-CIGARETTE! "
In the program broadcast this morning on radio RTL, Michel Cymes does somehow point on the e-cigarette. He declares :
« The sales of electronic cigarettes are increasing but we still do not know everything about this new device. There is a lack of perspective since they have appeared on the market for only a few years. In the current state of knowledge, it is a product to which one can go if one is a smoker and that one wants to finish with the traditional cigarette, which is a plague for the public health.
The electronic cigarette makes life easier for those who want to quit. In any case, it is more effective than nicotine substitutes often proposed, gum style or patches.
One of the most serious studies on the subject is up to the British. They were interested in 886 smokers who had consulted for a weaning. We gave them the choice: rubber, patches or electronic cigarette. It was found that the electronic cigarette was almost twice as effective as gums and patches. Specifically, after one year, 18% of vapers had not plunged against 10% of those who had opted for other methods.
The researchers followed patients for a year, they had appointments every week. In addition, the fact that the study in question was published by the New England of Medicine (which is one of the authoritative journals in the medical field) encourages to take it seriously. The survey was quite complete because it also focused on observing the possible collateral effects of a particular mode of weaning.
Lovers of gums and patches often had nausea, which was not the case of vapers. On the other hand, those who used the electronic cigarette had more frequent sore throats.
One thing is certain: the worst option is the classic cigarette with paper, tar, smoke and the many chemicals it contains. This one promotes cancer. Whereas for the electronic cigarette, nothing has been proven. When in doubt, "do not abstain", provided of course that your goal is to stop smoking.
If you are already a non-smoker, do not change anything! You may become addicted to nicotine, because the liquids in the vaporous may contain it, even though you have not asked for anything.«