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The electronic cigarette: the new cigarette of the 21st century?

Knorst MM, Benedetto IG, Hoffmeister MC, Gazzana MB - J Bras Pneumol (2014)

Bottom Line: The electronic nicotine delivery system, also known as the electronic cigarette, is generating considerable controversy, not only in the general population but also among health professionals.There are few available data regarding the safety of electronic cigarettes.In addition, the increasing use of electronic cigarettes by adolescents is a cause for concern.

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Affiliation: School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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The electronic nicotine delivery system, also known as the electronic cigarette, is generating considerable controversy, not only in the general population but also among health professionals. Smokers the world over have been increasingly using electronic cigarettes as an aid to smoking cessation and as a substitute for conventional cigarettes. There are few available data regarding the safety of electronic cigarettes. There is as yet no evidence that electronic cigarettes are effective in treating nicotine addiction. Some smokers have reported using electronic cigarettes for over a year, often combined with conventional cigarettes, thus prolonging nicotine addiction. In addition, the increasing use of electronic cigarettes by adolescents is a cause for concern. The objective of this study was to describe electronic cigarettes and their components, as well as to review the literature regarding their safety; their impact on smoking initiation and smoking cessation; and regulatory issues related to their use.

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Mentions: The EC is an electronic device that provides users with an aerosol containing nicotineand other additives. The three main components of an EC are a battery, an atomizer, anda cartridge containing nicotine (Figure 1).Nicotine-free ECs are commercialized in some countries.(13) Some ECs have, on one end, a light-emitting diode that lights up when thedevice is used, thus reminding users that the cigarette is lit. Most electronic nicotinedelivery systems mimic traditional forms of tobacco use, i.e., cigarettes, cigars, andpipes; less commonly, electronic nicotine delivery systems resemble daily use objectssuch as a pen or a USB flash drive, being primarily used by individuals who want tosmoke without attracting attention.(14)


The electronic cigarette: the new cigarette of the 21st century?

Knorst MM, Benedetto IG, Hoffmeister MC, Gazzana MB - J Bras Pneumol (2014)

Electronic cigarette components. LED: light-emitting diode.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f01: Electronic cigarette components. LED: light-emitting diode.
Mentions: The EC is an electronic device that provides users with an aerosol containing nicotineand other additives. The three main components of an EC are a battery, an atomizer, anda cartridge containing nicotine (Figure 1).Nicotine-free ECs are commercialized in some countries.(13) Some ECs have, on one end, a light-emitting diode that lights up when thedevice is used, thus reminding users that the cigarette is lit. Most electronic nicotinedelivery systems mimic traditional forms of tobacco use, i.e., cigarettes, cigars, andpipes; less commonly, electronic nicotine delivery systems resemble daily use objectssuch as a pen or a USB flash drive, being primarily used by individuals who want tosmoke without attracting attention.(14)

Bottom Line: The electronic nicotine delivery system, also known as the electronic cigarette, is generating considerable controversy, not only in the general population but also among health professionals.There are few available data regarding the safety of electronic cigarettes.In addition, the increasing use of electronic cigarettes by adolescents is a cause for concern.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
The electronic nicotine delivery system, also known as the electronic cigarette, is generating considerable controversy, not only in the general population but also among health professionals. Smokers the world over have been increasingly using electronic cigarettes as an aid to smoking cessation and as a substitute for conventional cigarettes. There are few available data regarding the safety of electronic cigarettes. There is as yet no evidence that electronic cigarettes are effective in treating nicotine addiction. Some smokers have reported using electronic cigarettes for over a year, often combined with conventional cigarettes, thus prolonging nicotine addiction. In addition, the increasing use of electronic cigarettes by adolescents is a cause for concern. The objective of this study was to describe electronic cigarettes and their components, as well as to review the literature regarding their safety; their impact on smoking initiation and smoking cessation; and regulatory issues related to their use.

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Related in: MedlinePlus