I didn’t realize there was another follow up to the 2018 Study with roughly the same name. This was published in October 2020 and once again follows up on 29 of the original 44 smoking adults involved in the study. The aim of the study? “a long-term prospective assessment of respiratory parameters in a cohort of COPD patients who ceased or substantially reduced conventional cigarette use with ECs.”
“the benefits gained appear to persist long term.”COPD smokers who switched to e-cigarettes: health outcomes at 5-year follow up
Their conclusions from the 5 year follow up?
For those like me ‘ a·me·lio·rate/əˈmēlyəˌrāt/ – to make something bad, better. Good news for those smoking adults suffering from COPD. It looks like e-cigs can not only reverse the condition, but as you can see above, “the benefits gained appear to persist long term.”.
It’s evidence like this that makes me befuddled over the stances that organizations like W.H.O. take on clearly far less harmful clean nicotine vapor products. Aren’t they supposed to be following and supporting the science? Regardless if the results might warrant promoting vaping, rather than prohibiting it.