Thursday, December 20, 2012

E-cigarette research survey, new case study announced

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, research fellow at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center and his colleague, Dr. Giorgio Romagna, have prepared an extensive questionnaire for electronic cigarette users. The goal is to make the biggest ever survey on electronic cigarette users - more than 10,000 people - that will be published in a medical-epidemiological journal. The survey will cover major aspects on electronic cigarette use, address many of the common arguments made by those against e-cigs and could positively influence public health authorities.

The questionnaire will be released using Survey Monkey and be available in English, Greek, Italian and possibly French. The cost of the survey and data manipulation is expected to be approximately 15,000-20,000 euros (approx. $20,000 - $27,000), depending on the number of participants. CASAA will publish a link to the survey when it becomes available.

Additionally, Dr. Farsalinos recently announced that a case report he submitted for publication - of a patient with a rare clinical condition that was relieved by smoking cessation with the use of e-cigarettes - has been accepted for publication. Dr. Farsalinos wrote that the main conclusion of this case study is that, "despite the daily use of e-cig, you still obtain the health benefits of smoking cessation."

Those following electronic cigarette research may recall that Dr. Farsalinos and his team recently published the first clinical study of the acute effects of electronic cigarettes on cardiac function. They decided to compare their results with the acute effects of regular cigarettes on cardiac function since electronic cigarettes are marketed to smokers only, as an alternative habit. Researchers found that e-cigarettes appeared to cause no acute adverse effects on cardiac function during the study.

13 comments:

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Nikki said...

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j lew said...
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j lew said...

Could you place a link to the study or survey?

Kristin Noll-Marsh said...

Hi JLew! At the time this was published on the blog, there were no links available. There still isn't a link for the survey, but we will definitely publish it once it comes available. Since this was posted, the case study has been published and you can find it here: http://www.la-press.com/chronic-idiopathic-neutrophilia-in-a-smoker-relieved-after-smoking-ces-article-a3492-abstract

CMD JUNKMONK said...

Ever notice when something "Big" happens, the goverment wants in on it? Like where is all this "Freedom" we are allowed to possess? They attack everything that makes money. Tries to implement phony studies and trials to get where they want, in your pocket.
If we get something real, that works for us, they want it to work for them as well. MONEY! Do we see most of that money? No, we pay a million for a few comedians to play in india for PR. Get real.
I am praying they get good reports and will acutally publish them. Knowing the corrupt system they have, they will change all good to all bad and tax us the usual, "Sin Tax", like Illinois does on candy, soda and shampoo and toothpaste. Luxeries I guess. Diapers are a luxury too.
Polititcians are like diapers. They have to be changed often and for the same thing.

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