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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.

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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Componentes do cigarro eletrônico. LED: light-emitting diode (díodoemissor de luz).
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f04: Componentes do cigarro eletrônico. LED: light-emitting diode (díodoemissor de luz).

Mentions: O CE é um dispositivo eletrônico que fornece aos usuários doses de nicotina e outrosaditivos em aerossol. São três os componentes principais do CE: uma bateria, umatomizador e um cartucho contendo nicotina (Figura1). Em alguns países é comercializada uma versão de CE sem nicotina.(13) Alguns CEs têm um indicador luminoso na ponta que acende quando ousuário usa o aparelho, lembrando-o assim que o cigarro está aceso. A maioria dossistemas eletrônicos de liberação de nicotina imita as formas tradicionais deutilização do tabaco, isto é, o cigarro, o charuto ou o cachimbo; menosfrequentemente, o CE tem a forma de um objeto de uso diário, como uma caneta ou umpen drive, sendo usado principalmente por indivíduos que queremfumar sem chamar a atenção.(14)


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

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

Componentes do cigarro eletrônico. LED: light-emitting diode (díodoemissor de luz).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4263338&req=5

f04: Componentes do cigarro eletrônico. LED: light-emitting diode (díodoemissor de luz).
Mentions: O CE é um dispositivo eletrônico que fornece aos usuários doses de nicotina e outrosaditivos em aerossol. São três os componentes principais do CE: uma bateria, umatomizador e um cartucho contendo nicotina (Figura1). Em alguns países é comercializada uma versão de CE sem nicotina.(13) Alguns CEs têm um indicador luminoso na ponta que acende quando ousuário usa o aparelho, lembrando-o assim que o cigarro está aceso. A maioria dossistemas eletrônicos de liberação de nicotina imita as formas tradicionais deutilização do tabaco, isto é, o cigarro, o charuto ou o cachimbo; menosfrequentemente, o CE tem a forma de um objeto de uso diário, como uma caneta ou umpen drive, sendo usado principalmente por indivíduos que queremfumar sem chamar a atenção.(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