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First evidence linking e-cigs to COPD and laryngeal cancer


#1

It’s OK , guys, read the article all the way through (well, at least the first two paras) before you panic!

http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/whats-new/2018-2/264-ecig-dis


#2

I like this part.

But he kept on smoking. One week later (after 46 years of smoking) he decided to try a 3rd generation e-cigarette (variable wattage battery and tank atomizer). He managed to quit smoking on day 1. He stopped using oxygen therapy after about 1 week, and he eventually returned all the oxygen equipment and nebulizers that he obtained after the hospitalization. Today, he is fully mobilized, he is riding a scooter, he is building his own atomizer coils and he managed to convince his son and other relatives to quit smoking with the use of e-cigarettes.


#3

however

This person is an e-cigarette user and suffers from COPD and laryngeal cancer.

Just goes to show how evil vaping is, hmm? :rofl:

ofc, the article is really about how very easy it is for the anti-vaping brigade to twist stats to prove whatever they damned well like


#4

Here is a case report proving the link between e-cigarettes and COPD as well as laryngeal cancer. It is the medical history of a 64 year-old retired mechanic in commercial ships. He was a smoker since the age of 16, smoking 3-4 packs (60-80 cigarettes) per day. In 2001, at the age of 47, he was diagnosed with COPD. Despite that, he continued to smoke at the same rate. In 2011, at the age of 57, he was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer. He underwent surgery followed by radiotherapy. During radiotherapy he was still smoking 3 cigarettes per day. Once the radiotherapy sessions ended, he went back to the previous consumption (3-4 packs per day). In 2013, at the age of 59 and 2 years after the laryngeal cancer diagnosis, he tried a 2nd generation e-cigarette (eGo type battery) as a smoking cessation aid, without success. In early 2016, at the age of 62, he had a serious COPD crisis and deterioration of his condition. He was hospitalized in a respiratory disease clinic and was discharged few days later with oxygen therapy at home and instructions to use oxygen for 18 hours per day. He was basically institutionalized at home, being unable to go out and developing dyspnea even when walking from one room to the next inside the house. But he kept on smoking. One week later (after 46 years of smoking) he decided to try a 3rd generation e-cigarette (variable wattage battery and tank atomizer). He managed to quit smoking on day 1. He stopped using oxygen therapy after about 1 week, and he eventually returned all the oxygen equipment and nebulizers that he obtained after the hospitalization. Today, he is fully mobilized, he is riding a scooter, he is building his own atomizer coils and he managed to convince his son and other relatives to quit smoking with the use of e-cigarettes.

I’m not sure what “case” they’re trying to make here.


#5

Who do you mean by “they”? As I understand it , it’s just a medical case history (Dr Farsalinos presumably has access to a lot of those, given hs profession) , No hidden agenda, just the kind of notes that doctors keep for entirely benign reasons

Dr Farsalonos was using it to demonsrtate how a link between COPT , laryngeal cancer and vaping would be found , if you reduced such cases to the barest stats, and neglected to note that the man is an ex-smoker.

Then there’s that other “they” who, sadly do go out of their way to produce such stats and to draw such spurious conclusions as “vaping causes COPT” But, happily, they don’t have a voice here :slight_smile: