Monthly Archives: August 2013

Electronic cigarettes: human health effects

Abstract

Objective With the rapid increase in use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), users and non-users are exposed to the aerosol and product constituents. This is a review of published data on the human health effects of exposure to e-cigarettes and their components.

Methods Literature searches were conducted through September 2013 using multiple electronic databases.

Results Forty-four articles are included in this analysis. E-cigarette aerosols may contain propylene glycol,...

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E-cigarettes: Summary of available toxicology data

Abstract

Objective To review the available evidence evaluating the toxicological profiles of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in order to understand the potential impact of e-cigarettes on individual users and the public health.

Methods Systematic literature searches were conducted between October 2012 and October 2013 using five electronic databases. Search terms such as ‘e-cigarettes’ and ‘electronic delivery devices’ were used to identify the toxicology information for e-cigarettes.

Results As of October 2013, the scientific literature contains very...

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