Smoking and Vaping…from a Cardiologist Who Smokes

Dr. Franklin Wefald of Heart Health Radio is trying to quit smoking, and he suggests that vaping is a much better alternative.

Dr. Wefald reacted to this story:

LONDON (Reuters) – Chronic smokers who switched from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarette vapes in a large randomized control trial saw a significant improvement in markers of heart health after just a month, researchers said on Friday.

In study results likely to be closely scrutinized by health specialists worldwide, British scientists found that cigarette smokers who switched to nicotine-containing vapes saw a marked boost to their vascular function – a change that could lead to a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

As you’d expect, he says both vaping and smoking are wrong for young people. But what if you’re already hooked on nicotine?

Hear the entire discussion on Heart Health Radio Episode 147 on Heart Health Radio. The vaping discussion is in the first few minutes, right after a call about a 91-year-old who might need to see a cardiologist.

Click the logo to listen to Heart Health Radio Episode 147:

Heart Health Radio is on Newsradio 680 WPTF in Raleigh, is on Apple Podcasts and on the Podcasts page.

You can also listen live on Saturdays at noon.

Always talk to your own doctor before taking any action which might affect your health. Dr. Wefald doesn’t diagnose or prescribe over the radio, but he does give you vital information about the latest medical research.

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