8 doctors weighed in:

Would e-cigarettes be better for copd?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Better than smoking

Ideally, i would love for you to quit tobacco smoking altogether. But, i know how difficult of a challenge this can be for many people.
Thus, an e-cigarette is a possible option. At least, you are not inhaling all those horrific chemicals and cancer causing agents that are loaded in tobacco smoke.

In brief: Better than smoking

Ideally, i would love for you to quit tobacco smoking altogether. But, i know how difficult of a challenge this can be for many people.
Thus, an e-cigarette is a possible option. At least, you are not inhaling all those horrific chemicals and cancer causing agents that are loaded in tobacco smoke.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Should be

Regular cigarettes are hard to beat in terms of the damage they cause to the lungs and other parts of the body.
Anything that helps with quitting smoking is welcome. My patients who have used it have had a positive experience.

In brief: Should be

Regular cigarettes are hard to beat in terms of the damage they cause to the lungs and other parts of the body.
Anything that helps with quitting smoking is welcome. My patients who have used it have had a positive experience.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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In brief: Not particularly

Many COPD patients are taking inhalers whose actions are directly opposite that of nicotine.
This may reduce or even cancel the drug's effectiveness.

In brief: Not particularly

Many COPD patients are taking inhalers whose actions are directly opposite that of nicotine.
This may reduce or even cancel the drug's effectiveness.
Dr. Richard Williams
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Yes and no

No cigarettes are good for copd.
If e-cigarettes can help you quit the real ones, that is a positive.

In brief: Yes and no

No cigarettes are good for copd.
If e-cigarettes can help you quit the real ones, that is a positive.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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