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electronic cigarette

An electrical device that simulates critical aspects of cigarette smoking by producing a water-based vapour that provides the sensation, appearance, flavour and nicotine content of inhaled tobacco smoke, without tar resulting from combusted tobacco.

electronic cigarette

(sig?a-ret', sig'a-ret?)
A cylindrical device shaped like a cigarette, which releases smokeless nicotine, heated vapor, flavorings, and other chemicals into the mouth and lungs when it is inhaled. Although the device is smokeless, it is nonetheless a health hazard.
Synonym: e-cigarette
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so that smokers can make informed decisions," he stressed, adding that there is a large variability of e-cigarette devices with different characteristics that would suit individual needs of smokers.
Rahman's laboratory also recently reported in the journal Environmental Pollution that toxic metals and oxidants from e-cigarettes raise safety concerns as well as potential pollution hazards from second-hand exposures and disposal of e-cigarette waste.
A scientist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System exposed Staphylococcus aureus to e-cigarette vapors and found that these pneumonia-causing antibiotic resistant bacteria proved harder to kill using a germ-killing protein, a natural antibiotic produced in the human body.
Electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine are more effective than e-cigarettes without nicotine in helping smokers quit, and smokers attempting to quit are able to achieve a 50% or greater reduction in smoking with the use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine.
The e-cigarette industry in China has developed differently from other industries, like toys, apparel and smartphones, where global brands outsource their manufacturing here but monitor and enforce quality control standards.
David Newns, Nerudia chief executive, said: ""Our new facility will offer the expanding market a fully-outsourced, best-inclass nicotine product manufacturing service providing e-liquids and capsule filling, enabling e-cigarette companies to focus on their sales and marketing in this rapidly growing sector.
All the incidents review by the USFA involved "vape pens" or "twists," which look a lot more like traditional cigarettes and are intended to be recharged using a USB port built into the e-cigarette and a power adapter supplied with the device.
Ash is concerned that VIP's ads sexualise and glamorise e-cigarette use and don't make clear these products are for smokers.
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An appropriate Government body must restrict e-cigarette advertising, promotion and sponsorship, to ensure that it does not target youth and non-smokers.
1]], was a major milestone not only for e-cigarette brands, but for smokers, too.