Nicolites Respond to Research that Links Smoking to Cataracts

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The electronic cigarette providers at UK-based firm, Nicolites, have responded to research that links smoking to the development of cataracts in the aging population.

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This new research highlights the further health risks associated with smoking and adds to a long list of the dangers associated with smoking.

The research from the Institute of Ophthalmology at Zhejang University in China associated tobacco cigarette smoking with an increased risk of age related cataracts, especially nuclear cataract.

The research was lead by Dr Juan Ye and looked at 12 different cohorts and eight controlled cases from all over the world. The study, which appears in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, compared the prevalence of age related cataracts in individuals who had never smoked and those who had smoked.

They found smoking significantly increased the risk of age related cataract and that there was a higher risk of incidence in current smokers.

Although cataract can be removed surgically to restore sight, many people remain blind due to waiting lists, inadequate surgical services and high surgery expenses.

The team at Nicolites are understandably interested by this news, Managing Director, Nikhil Nathwani comments on the research:

“This new research highlights the further health risks associated with smoking and adds to a long list of the dangers associated with smoking. Hopefully this research will encourage more smokers to quit protecting their long term health and limiting the risk of health problems such as cataract. Electronic cigarettes provide a safer alternative to tobacco smoking as they don’t emit the same harmful toxins that tobacco does. “

Nicolites is now the leading and most widely available brand of electric cigarette in the UK; they have formed business partnerships with many of the largest retailers to bring these wonderful innovations right on to the doorstep of every person in the country. Established in late 2007, Nicolites has grown into a multi-million pound company with international distribution networks and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate.

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