“E-cigarette Healthier Alternative” – SAMJ

The South African medical Journal has recently released a study entitled “Tobacco Cigarettes to Electronic Cigarettes.” The study tested carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb) levels in smokers before and after a two week use of Twisp electronic cigarettes. COHb levels werre found to be significantly reduced after only two weeks of use. A decrease in cotinine levels and an increase in oxygen saturation were also observed, suggesting that users were decreasing the amount of nicotine consumed and increasing the intake of oxygen.

“The majority of participants perceived improvements in their health and lifestyle parameters,” reports the study, and this is exactly what we have all been saying for years. One can only assume that this story will not get the same media attention that trace amounts of carcinogens in one cartridge four years ago still gets, but we can hope.

Twisp is a South African company that has established a joint venture with Janty to develop electronic cigarettes.

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