Konstantinos Farsalinos

Konstantinos E. Farsalinos is a research fellow at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens, Greece; the department of pharmacy at the University of Patras, Greece; and the National School of Public Health in Greece.

He has been conducting laboratory and clinical research as a principal investigator since 2011, focusing on population impact and the health effects of e-cigarettes. Examples of his work include the first-ever study on the cytotoxic effects of e-cigarette vapor on cultured cells and the immediate effects of e-cigarette use on cardiac function and coronary circulation. He ran a worldwide online survey of almost 20,000 vapers, identifying patterns of use and experience with e-cigarettes among consumers, published in 2014.

He has presented his research findings at major international scientific congresses, and his research was used in preparing the regulatory framework on e-cigarettes by the European Union.

He has published more than 50 studies and articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals about smoking, tobacco harm reduction and e-cigarettes. He was the handling editor and author in a book titled Analytical assessment of e-cigarettes, published by Elsevier.