E-cigarettes, is this alternative safe?

Małgorzata Romaniuk, Konrad Suswał, Mateusz Komisarczuk, Weronika Tuszyńska, Karol Krupa, Wojciech Zygmunt, Janusz Milanowski

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/JEHS.2020.10.08.037

Abstract


Electronic cigarettes are often presented as a safer alternative to classic cigarettes. We present an overview of the latest data on the safety of using e-cigarettes and their impact on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The statement that e-cigarettes are much less harmful seems too hasty due to the relatively short presence of e-cigarettes on the market. We need more years of research on large groups of patients to help us answer the question whether e-cigarettes are a better and safer form of smoking.


Keywords


classic cigarettes; e-cigarettes; lung cancer.

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