Study: vapor better for surgical patients

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Study: vapor better for surgical patients

February 5, 2016

A new study released by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health concluded that electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) use isstubbed out feasible in adult smokers scheduled for elective surgery.

The use of ENDS are associated with a reduction in perioperative cigarette consumption, the study states. “These results support further exploration of ENDS as a means to help surgical patients reduce or eliminate their cigarette consumption around the time of surgery.”

The study’s authors write that “pilot data suggest that ENDS use is feasible and well-accepted in surgical patients, and worthy of exploration as a harm reduction strategy in these patients”

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