Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes

Editors Kathleen Stratton, Leslie Y. Kwan, and David L. Eaton
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2018

613 pp. 6.9 MB
https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=24952

Despite their popularity, little is known about health effects of e-cigarettes. Some suggest that e-cigarettes likely confer lower risk compared to combustible tobacco cigarettes, because they do not expose users to toxicants produced through combustion. Proponents of e-cigarette use also tout the potential benefits of e-cigarettes as devices that could help combustible tobacco cigarette smokers to quit and thereby reduce tobacco-related health risks. Others are concerned about the exposure to potentially toxic substances contained in e-cigarette emissions, especially in individuals who have never used tobacco products such as youth and young adults. Given their relatively recent introduction, there has been little time for a scientific body of evidence to develop on the health effects of e-cigarettes.

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