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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Health Research: Eectronic cigarettes potentially hazardous ♦ Fibromyalgia has central nervous system origins ♦ Men far less likely to prevent, screen for osteoporosis

Mechanical and chemical characteristics of electronic cigarettes contribute to potentially hazardous effects Unlike standard cigarettes, the components of electronic cigarettes are not regulated and standardized, thus they vary widely between products. The characteristics of these e-cigarette elements, including their delivery systems, combustion apparatuses, and the composition of the nicotine solutions they contain may affect the levels of potentially hazardous substances in the vapor they produce.
Evidence that electronic cigarettes are effective for smoking cessation long-term is lacking  There is little reliable evidence that electronic cigarettes are effective for long-term smoking cessation.
One exposure to e-cigarette use diminishes cough reflex sensitivity With just one exposure to electronic-cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor, participants in a study of 30 healthy subjects demonstrated a diminishment of cough reflex sensitivity.
Fibromyalgia has central nervous system origins Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it.
Men far less likely to prevent, screen for osteoporosis While the consequences of osteoporosis are worse in men than women -- including death -- older males are far less likely to take preventive measures against the potentially devastating bone-thinning disease or accept recommendations for screening.

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