ECigs how bad are they for an emphysema patient?

How bad are e cigs for emphysema patients? I'm trying to get my father to quit smoking and thought that the ecig could be a solution to help quit. Replace the cigs with a ecig and then slowly wean off of the ecigs. But, I know they still have to be irritants for the lungs and that they really can't be good. Is it a bad idea?

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Medical peeps don't think that e cigs are anywhere near as dangerous. I would encourage him to try an e cig. I stopped smoking using patches and prayer

I think there was talk of putting them on presciption.I think much better than tobacco but not perfect. X

I used ecigs to give up 12 days after i was diagnosed and still use them but now on low nicotine 6mg. From my point of view they do not irritate my lungs at all and now i can't stand the smell of cigs

Hi Davis , I used e cig to give up smoking with th blessing of my doctor, they never irritated my lungs and once I got used to it, giving up was quite easy, then reduced the nicotine content of the e liquid, its a lot safer the smoking cigarettes 👍

I know next to nothing about them Davis, but at least he won't be getting the nasty damaging tar which is in cigarettes. :)

I used them to give up smoking January 2015 and my lungs have been a lot better ever since. I do still use my e cig and enjoy it Having tried everything to give up over the years this is the only thing that enabled me to stay off the weed.

Hi, There are two types of ecig fluid PG and VG(vegetable oil base).Only buy a small amount as you may find he cant tolerate the PG and maybe have to mix a small amount of pg with a larger amount of vg say 20/80. If you google ecig or vaping liquid theres loads of info out there. I bought the menthol as I liked menthol cigs,tried the tobacco flavour and found it tasted awful, but there are loads out there to choose from. I hope with your help he eventually manages to kick the cigs. Good luck xx

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