Effect of continuous smoking reduction and abstinence on blood pressure and heart rate in smokers switching to electronic cigarettes

Effect of continuous smoking reduction and abstinence on blood pressure and heart rate in smokers switching to electronic cigarettes

Farsalinos K, Cibella F, Caponnetto P , Campagna D, Morjaria J, Battaglia E, Caruso M, Russo C & Polosa R.

Internal and Emergency Medicine Jan 09

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“As expected, the study did not find any changes in blood pressure when assessing all participants, because the vast majority had normal blood pressure at baseline and it is not expected to observe any meaningful changes in this population. However, when we assessed those with high blood pressure at baseline (high-normal or higher, as defined by the European Society of Cardiology), we observed a statistically significant reduction in systolic blood pressure in those with continuous reduction in smoking consumption (>50% reduction) and in those who had quit smoking with the use of e-cigarettes.” – Farsalinos

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