Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos is a leading cardiologist, working at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre in Athens and at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Patras in Greece.
He has been actively performing research on electronic cigarettes since 2011 as a principal investigator, at both clinical and laboratory level, including the first study on the cytotoxic effects of electronic cigarette vapour on cultured cells and the immediate effects of electronic cigarettes used on cardiac function and coronary circulation.
Dr Farsalinos has presented his research in major international scientific congresses and has published more than 40 studies and letters about e-cigarettes in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
In mid-2016 he published an analysis of the Eurobarometer survey, which was performed by the European Union (EU) and represents the biggest population survey with a detailed assessment of e-cigarette use ever performed. The analysis of this survey, which included participants from all 28 EU member states, concluded that: “More than six million smokers in the European Union have quit smoking and more than 9 million have reduced smoking consumption with the use of electronic cigarettes.”
Read Dr Farsalinos’ blog here.