Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Advice to a reader

So, JC, you're all taken with your nicotine being delivered through an e-cigarette now, instead of your regular tobacco hit.  (I know, you didn't smoke much.)  Anyway, thought you might be interested in parts of this article from 2016, at Live Science:
But regardless of how the nicotine is delivered — whether through e-cigs or conventional cigarettes — it still has effects on the body. The drug is a cardiovascular stimulant, and can potentially worsen heart disease in people who already have severe heart conditions. However, it's not known whether nicotine alone can cause heart disease in people who don't have heart problems, said Dr. Michael Siegel, a tobacco researcher and professor of community health sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health.

But there's some evidence that e-cigarettes can have a substantial effect on blood vessels, and may increase people's heart attack risk in that way, Glantz said....

Studies evaluating whether e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes have been inconclusive, according to a review of studies published in the journal Tobacco Control in May 2014.

Moreover, the long-term health effects in people who get nicotine in a vaporized form over time are not known, Siegel said. It's also unclear whether propylene glycol, a known irritant to the respiratory tract, could result in lung problems after decades of vaping, he said.

And because e-cigarettes have been on the market for only about 10 years, there have been no long-term studies of people who have used them for 30 to 40 years. Therefore, the full extent of e-cigs' effects on heart and lung health, as well as their cancer-causing potential, over time is not known, Glantz told Live Science.
 And since that article, you might care to read this one:
Electronic cigarettes may increase the risk of heart disease, researchers at UCLA report.
The team found that two risk factors for heart disease were elevated in 16 e-cigarette users compared with 18 nonsmokers.

And this one:  

Our findings indicate that Electronic cigarette use, when adjusted for other risk factors, is associated with a 42 % increased odds of myocardial infarction. This increase in odds is consistent regardless of traditional cigarette smoking history. More studies are needed to further assess this risk.
You can thank me later...


Jason Soon said...

well this is a nice change from the 111th blogpost dedicated to me ...

Anonymous said...

LOL Jase


Thanks for the advice. Heart illness doesn't worry me. Lung cancer does. Hence vaping is a superior form of nicotine intake.

not trampis said...

JC how come lung cancer worries you but heart illness doesn't when both kill?

Steve said...

There is reason to believe nicotine is not great for many cancers, not just lung cancer:

See Nature magazine:

This Opinion article discusses emerging evidence of direct contributions of nicotine to cancer onset and growth. The list of cancers reportedly connected to nicotine is expanding and presently includes small-cell and non-small-cell lung carcinomas, as well as head and neck, gastric, pancreatic, gallbladder, liver, colon, breast, cervical, urinary bladder and kidney cancers. The mutagenic and tumour-promoting activities of nicotine may result from its ability to damage the genome, disrupt cellular metabolic processes, and facilitate growth and spreading of transformed cells. The nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), which are activated by nicotine, can activate several signalling pathways that can have tumorigenic effects, and these receptors might be able to be targeted for cancer therapy or prevention. There is also growing evidence that the unique genetic makeup of an individual, such as polymorphisms in genes encoding nAChR subunits, might influence the susceptibility of that individual to the pathobiological effects of nicotine. The emerging knowledge about the carcinogenic mechanisms of nicotine action should be considered during the evaluation of regulations on nicotine product manufacturing, distribution and marketing.

Link: http://www.nature.com/nrc/journal/v14/n6/full/nrc3725.html

not trampis said...

Only problem is you die earlier from heart illness than from lung cancer if I read the links correctly.

Given JC is an atheist and thus there is no meaning in life it makes sense!

Jason Soon said...

"Given JC is an atheist and thus there is no meaning in life it makes sense!"

you are getting stupider, Homer.
did you shake your head recently?

not trampis said...

Having trouble understanding english. you and JC are alike!
It again shows why you love that great intellectual Trump

Steve said...

Homer, if I understand Jason correctly, he does not endorse Trump and would almost certainly agree that he is an embarrassing doofus in his behaviour. I think he just hasn't given up hope that enough people around Trump will manage to get enough beneficial things done in spite of Trump to make his term something less than a complete disaster.

Jason is free to correct me if I misunderstand his position. (Which, incidentally, I think is very unlikely to be vindicated. I think nearly everything about this Presidency - including what Congress does - is likely to disastrous in the short or long run.)

not trampis said...

gimme a break He think it is great he is deregulating yet fails to see or understand that deregulation only benefits the producers not the consumer.

Just what people around Trump are going to do just what you say? His budget proposals ,health proposals etc certainly do not show this

Anonymous said...

First off I'm not an atheist, Paxton. What's that got to do with switching from cigs to vaping has me confused, but then everything you post is confusing drivel, as you yourself know.

I'm in that camp. I don't like like Trump much. I have a ton of respect for people like Brett Stephens who switched from the WSJ to the NYTimes who hasn't given up a single one of his free market/Libertarian principles.

I will gladly accept all the good reforms that Trump has to offer though like rolling back the EPA, tax reform and re-orientating foreign policy.

Anonymous said...

Only problem is you die earlier from heart illness than from lung cancer if I read the links correctly..

Paxton, for someone to be discussing early death when he's officially brain dead takes some self unawareness.

I'm not sure if you're right about heart condition and early death versus lung cancer. Heart conditions are also eminently treatable, but lung cancer is basically a death sentence without spending much time on death row.

not trampis said...

you will die earlier from heart problems most likely. of course you are atheist. Your behaviour shows that.

Free markets are a myth. We neo-liberals much prefer competitive markets. People who claim to like free markets are usually apologists for monopolies oligopolies.

Anonymous said...

One other thing about Trump. I love how he's hounding the leftwing media... particularly how he's isolating CNN and going after those arseholes. Eight months past and still not a single piece of evidence about the Trump campaign and Wussian collusion.

Jason Soon said...

basically what JC said though I'm rapidly giving up hope that anyone has been steering Trump towards good policy

Jason Soon said...

""Given JC is an atheist and thus there is no meaning in life it makes sense!"

The atheist position is that meaning is created by humans, you doofus, so we don't need to derive it from taking the Bible literally like you evangelicals do