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Man exhaling smoking against a dark background.
Study says E-Cigarettes are ‘99% Less Harmful Than Smoking’

A study by Professor Igor Burstyn, Drexel University School of Public Health, shows that e-cigarette use poses no danger to users or to bystanders. Professor Burstyn reviewed 9,000 observations (peer reviewed papers and ‘grey’ papers) of the chemicals found in e-cigarette use and found the levels of harmful chemicals to the user or the ‘passive […]

Dr Polosa Discusses His Latest Quit Smoking Electronic Cigarette Study

Interview by Paul Bergen Dr. Riccardo Polosa graciously agreed to discuss the findings in his latest research on smokers enrolled in a smoking cessation study testing the effectiveness of e-cigarettes (both nicotine and non-nicotine) for quitting smoking. PLB: Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of this study is selecting individuals who were not planning […]

Doctor and Researcher: EU ECig Committee Completely Mis-Informed on Ecigs

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos is a cardiology researcher at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Kallithea, Greece and a researcher at University Hospital Gathuisberg, Leuven, Belgium. He is heavily involved in ECigarette research, and last year spoke to us about his research into the effect of electronic cigarettes on the heart. You can read more about his work on […]

E-Cigarettes and the Heart: A scientist speaks out

Cardiology researcher Konstantinos Farsalinos is interviewed by researcher Paul Bergen on behalf of the Ashtray Blog on the motivations for his 2012 study in the latest of our series of e-cigarette interviews.  Bio: Dr, Farsalinos has been practicing medicine since 1992. After six years at the Charles University in Prague, he returned to Greece to specialize in […]

How ECITA Is Changing The UK E-Cigarette Industry

Paul Bergen of tobaccoharmreduction.org interviews Katherine Devlin of ECITA. Bio: Before having my children, I spent several years working as a bi-lingual legal secretary for various firms in and out of London. After starting my family, I became a degree tutor, working privately with students. When my brother first told me about electronic cigarettes, I […]