E Cigarettes


A new study shows that electronic cigarettes and nicotine patches are equally effective at helping smokers quit.   Even more interesting, e-cigarettes were more effective in reducing cigarette use among smokers who didn’t quit.  The findings suggest that e-cigarettes are comparable to nicotine patches in helping people quit smoking for at least six months.  Also, people who took part in the study seemed to be much more enthusiastic about e-cigarettes than patches.    So, what are the side effects of e cigarettes?  Well, it is still early to tell.  Some studies show it does cause some airway resistance.  Otherwise, the jury is still out but it looks like it may be a pretty good option.  And, Jenny McCarthy does commercials for the Blu brand so we have to trust her instinct.  You know, with her anti vaccine stance and all.   Okay, that was a cheap shot.  Sorry.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “E Cigarettes

  1. T Schram RRT
    September 15, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Hmmmm>>.. Jenny McCarthy advertising e-cigarettes…. wonder if THAT could have a little, or any, connection with her autistic kid, if she smoked while she was pregnant….or more specifically, when she was in her first trimester. Smoked tobacco, or absorbed anything else into her body, because, as she says….”A mother just knows some things.” Maybe this mother knew it was OK to smoke while pregnant….
    (This is not a new idea; the first time I saw her advertising the E-cigarettes, that thought occurred to me, and every time I see the ad, it pops into my head…. We’ll never know…….Jenny needs to make sure her house is not transparent! Especially with the new information that more teens all of a sudden are smoking the E-cigarettes. We were making such good progress with teens, and now Ms McCarthy is making E-cigarettes attractive! Let the rest remain unsaid…. y’all know what it is………

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