Electronic Cigarettes, Smoke Cessation Methods

Electronic Cigarettes, Smoke Cessation Methods

smokingPerhaps, one of the most well-written summary about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), was reported in Forbes October, 2012 issue by Dr. Robert Glatter. Dr. Glatter covers breaking news in medicine, medical technology, and public health for Forbes. He reported the harmful aspect of e-cigarettes. There are about 700,000 E-smokers in the Unites States and this points to a public safety. He emphasized these hidden harms are alarming and consumers must be made aware: the devices are not calibrated under regulatory agencies to deliver a set amount of nicotine, they are supposed to deliver a precise amount of nicotine so the cessation-minded smoker can slowly weaned off the nicotine and eventually quit. He reported a sudden thrust of high amount of nicotine in these apparatus can cause airway resistant which lowers the oxygen amount in the bloodstream and this is dangerous to people who suffer from coronary artery disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The E-cigarette is not without advantage, however, it delivers pure nicotine, not over 1,000 tar-related carcinogenic substances in a cigarette smoking. E-cigarette smokers are banking on the promotional messages which emphasize this aspect. Their real motive is to decrease the risk of getting cancer not necessarily to quit smoking. In conclusion, For those who are planning on quiting, e-cigarette offers no advantage over well-established methods. “In reality, limited conclusions can be drawn from the preliminary findings of the small study presented in this article. However, data from this study does add to growing evidence of the harmful effects of e-cigarettes. Well-established methods that can help you quit smoking such as nicotine gum, patches, and inhalers are known as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), and are an advisable alternative to electronic cigarettes.”

Nicotine gum or lozenges

Nicotine gum delivers a set amount of nicotine and convenient to carry and in need of no delivering device. The ultimate goal the nicotine gum and lozenges is to treat tobacco dependence and eventual smoking cessation.

Nicotine patches

Nicotine patches are to be used to reduce the withdrawal symptoms. Typically, the patches are wore for 6-20 weeks in a dose-decreasing step down manner. Read the insert carefully before wearing these patches. Remember to ask your pharmacist if question arises.

Nicotine inhalers

Nicotine inhalers are prescription drugs prescribed to help ease nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Oftentimes, inhalers are prescribed when the OTC products are not doing the job.

DDP advises all patients to develop a first-name basis relationship with their pharmacists. Pharmacists are one the most trusted and easily accessible front line healthcare professional in the Unite States.

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