Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos and team presents a rebuttal against the most common opposition of Electronic Cigarettes:
- Passive exposure to electronic cigarette use
- Electronic cigarette liquid flavors
- The gateway-to-smoking theory
- Classification of electronic cigarettes as medications or tobacco
The Document can be found here:
ECTA has released this publication for the purpose of educating and promoting knowledge on electronic cigarettes.
Dr. Farsalinos is a cardiologist, working as researcher at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens-Greece and at Medical Imaging Research Center, University Hospital Gathuisberg in Leuven-Belgium. His main research interests are new modalities in cardiovascular imaging and he has received a scholarship from the Greek Society of Cardiology for research and education in this field. He has studied the effects of smoking on subclinical cardiac dysfunction using new imaging techniques since 2010.
He has been actively performing research on electronic cigarettes since 2011 as a principle investigator, in both clinical and laboratory level. Examples of his work include the first study on the cytotoxic effects of electronic cigarette vapor on cultured cells and the immediate effects of electronic cigarettes used on cardiac function and coronary circulation. Additionally, he has performed a worldwide online survey of almost 20,000 vapers, with results expected later this year. He has presented his research in major international scientific congresses and has published his work in medical journals.