Saturday, June 22, 2013

Too easy?

Electronic cigarettes continue to be very controversial.

I completely agree with ALL attempts to not allow children/teenagers to have access to them.

I always try to make sure patients are aware of the controversies, along with the current FDA and other Federal warnings.

However I will, off the record, admit to being amazed at observing patients of mine who were smoking 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day being able to transition completely to the E-cigarette.

While the jury remains out as to their safety, without fail, the patients and the family members are thrilled, and in general there has been a considerable cost savings.

In my experience, the "E" should stand for "Easy" way to quit smoking tobacco.

Only further follow-up will reveal if in fact they have less health consequences.

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