Efstathios Konstantinou Koutsostathis*
Consultant in the ICU of Sotiria Hospital, Greece
*Corresponding Author: Agron M Rexhepi, Institute of Sports Anthropology, Rr. Sali Butka Nr, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Received: November 03, 2022 Published: November 22, 2022
The multiple correlations between smoking and diseases that relate to the entire range of internal medicine have been known for decades. Various alternatives have been proposed, including nicotine patches and gum, and bupropion pills. Other alternatives used are acupuncture and sleep therapy.
References to the electronic cigarette or e-cigarette date back to 2004, when Hon Lik first developed it in China. It is atomiser that looks like a conventional cigarette, but differs in that it contains a mixture of glycerol, propylene glycol, fragrances and possibly nicotine in quantities of 1.6-1.9 mg/device. It is generally believed that it is a form of smoking that is safer than the conventional one. Even though there has been a limited number of experimental and epidemiological studies conducted and the results in some cases are contradictory, it seems that this view is not far from the truth given that, to date, the adverse events of e-cigarettes are significantly fewer than those of conventional cigarettes.
However, the potential health risks reported include airway irritation, cardiovascular burden and fatty liver infiltration. In addition, strict specifications are not always followed during the manufacturing of e-cigarettes. As a result, apart from very small quantities of nicotine, they also contain carcinogens and metals that could theoretically impact one’s health.
Keywords: Smoking; Cigarettes; China
Citation: Efstathios Konstantinou Koutsostathis. “Smoking Cessation and Prevention Principles”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.12 (2022): 61-65.
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