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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

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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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Switching to the exclusive use of e-cigarettes is preferable to continuing to smoke combustible products,' it said.
It's important for the FDA, the e-cigarette companies, and vapers themselves to know that these heating coils, as currently made, seem to be leaking toxic metals-which then get into the aerosols that vapers inhale,' said senior author, Ana Maria Rule.
It's important for the FDA, the e-cigarette companies, and vapers themselves to know that these heating coils, as currently made, seem to be leaking toxic metals--which then get into the aerosols that vapers inhale," said senior author, Ana MarEaA[degrees]a Rule.
Not all e-cigarettes look alike, and vaping is easy to hide.
Professor Linda Bauld, author and professor of Health Policy, University of Stirling, and chairman in Behavioural Research for Cancer Prevention, Cancer Research UK, said: 'Concern has been expressed that e-cigarette use will lead young people into smoking.
many thousands of smokers incorrectly believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking; around 40% of smokers have not even tried an e-cigarette
This can be attributed to the fact that while e-cigarette are usually considered safer than traditional cigarettes, long-term effects of e-cigarettes are as yet still unknown20 and doctors still do not recommend them to their smoking patients as viable alternatives to traditional smoking.
SMOKE from e-cigarettes damages DNA and can increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, scientists have warned.
Flavoured solutions - usually including nicotine - go inside the e-cigarette and are heated to create a vapour, which is inhaled.
E-cigarettes don't contain the tobacco that is present in cigarettes
Our research reveals that e-cigarette liquids on sale have ingredients that are potential respiratory irritants," said Constantine Vardavas from the University of Crete, Greece who presented the research.
Adults aged 18-24 years were the most likely to have ever used an e-cigarette (23.