Finally, some good news for smokers. For all those still stoically puffing away on their death sticks, they may be intrigued to learn that research from the University of Athens suggests that electronic cigarettes may also cause damage to a person’s lungs.
Previously touted as a harmless alternative to tobacco cigarettes and an optimum way to quit smoking, this research claims that e-fags may cause airway resistance in users. Who’d a thunk it?
Of course, contracting one of the many forms of cancer or coronary heart disease for which smoking is directly responsible is far and away a more pressing concern for smokers, so if a user is genuinely concerned about their health, giving up smoking altogether is the only course of action with guaranteed health benefits.
Not smoking electronic cigarettes also obviates the need to explain 20 times a day to irate waiters, bar staff and fellow train passengers that it’s perfectly OK to use them indoors and that there is no danger from passive smoking. That gets old quickly. At least with real fags a user knows and owns their place in the world – outside on the pavement, in all weathers, like the addicted social deviant they are.
E&T covered the technology of e-cigarettes in a feature last year.
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