Changing Deck Chairs in the Cancer Ward? –
JUNE 16, 2019 – Dr. Stephen Gawne, my dad’s primary care doctor at Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital, said he can’t point conclusively to any medical data showing that switching to nicotine pods has helped improve my dad’s health. However, he does say Juul helped him because it got him to stop smoking. “Smoking cigarettes is the absolute worst as far as I’m concerned, so you gave him a great gift,” he told me.
E-cigarettes may pose their own long-term health risks, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has concluded. They were first sold in the U.S. in 2003, so there are no studies of the health consequences of long-term use. But U.S. health officials say e-cigarettes are inherently less dangerous than cigarettes because they don’t undergo combustion, the chemical process that occurs when tobacco burns and releases toxins.