Tag Archives: Smoking

E-Cigarettes vs. Nicotine Therapy to Stop Smoking

E-Cigarettes vs. Nicotine Therapy to Stop Smoking

E-cigarettes were more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine-replacement therapy according to this randomized study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Both must be accompanied by medical and psychological support for optimal results. While e-cigarettes are commonly used as a smoking cessation strategy, evidence is limited regarding their effectiveness as compared

ACC 2019 | Las nuevas guías de prevención primaria ACC/AHA con foco en estilo de vida, dieta y factores socioeconómicos.

ACC 2019 | The New ACC/AHA Guidelines on Primary Prevention Focus on Life Style, Diet and Socioeconomic Factors.

These guidelines basically remind us that we should focus on life style changes to best prevent heart disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. These changes, of course, should be permanent. It is estimated that life style changes translate into 80% risk reduction of heart disease.   These recommendations are based on 9 topics: risk estimation,

E-Cigarettes: No Definitive Evidence on Their Potential Cardiovascular Effect, but Some Suggest Caution

E-cigarettes may bring about cardiac risk according to a new literature review soon to be published in J Am Coll Cardiol. The evidence on potential harm is not definitive, but some experts suggest caution in their use until there is more solid evidence. E-cigarettes have been advertised as a healthy alternative to traditional cigarettes and