Medical professionals, politicians and more are engaged in a debate over electronic cigarettes. While it may not seem like a big deal to non-smokers, manufacturers say it is critical for smokers who use e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking tobacco. Nearly 480,000 individuals die every year from smoking, making it the largest cause of preventable deaths in the United States.
Dr. Michael Siegel, a public health researcher at Boston University, believes that e-cigarettes provide a healthier alternative for smokers that will replace the old-fashioned paper wrapped tobacco cigarettes.
Dr. Stanton A. Glantz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, however believes that electronic cigarettes do not help smokers from kicking the habit at all. He suggests that this new technology is actually a gateway to smoking.
There are many opinions on electronic cigarettes, but not a lot of data for us to take a stance regarding the discussion, just yet. We are, however, confident that quitting smoking
of tobacco is one of the surest ways to reduce your risk of heart disease, heart attacks, chronic lung disease and other cancers. Quitting smoking will also help you to live a longer and healthier life. Tobacco use cessation counseling is now a covered preventive service by Medicare Part B
, and you pay nothing for the visits.
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