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Abstract Title:

E-Cigarettes: Unstandardized, Under-Regulated, Understudied, and Unknown Health and Cancer Risks.

Abstract Source:

Cancer Res. 2019 Dec 15 ;79(24):6079-6083. Epub 2019 Oct 28. PMID: 31658978

Abstract Author(s):

Ernest T Hawk, Karen Colbert Maresso

Article Affiliation:

Ernest T Hawk

Abstract:

E-cigarettes have the ability to deliver nicotine in a manner that is similar to, and, theoretically, safer than, combusted tobacco. However, these devices are extremely heterogeneous and regulation has struggled to keep up with their rapid evolution. A compilation of early data suggest that e-cigarettes may contain numerous toxic substances, including known carcinogens. However, there are few data available on the short- and long-term health effects of e-cigarettes, including any potential effect on cancer risk. Until more is known, e-cigarettes should not be considered a safe alternative to combusted tobacco use.

Study Type : Commentary
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