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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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In May, Raoul urged the FDA to strengthen E-cigarette guidance by prioritizing enforcement actions against flavored E-cigarettes.
First, we are updating the number of potential cases of respiratory illnesses reported after use of e-cigarette products.
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"E-cigarettes are advertised as not harmful, and many e-cigarette users are convinced that they are just inhaling water vapour, but the solvents, flavourings and additives in the liquid base, after vapourisation, expose users to multiple insults to the respiratory tract and blood vessels," Caporale said.
E-cigarettes also contain dicetyl, a chemical that can result in a severe and irreversible lung disease, "popcorn lung".
South Korea will take steps, such as crackdowns on illegal sales, to prevent youths from accessing a new type of e-cigarettes that have become popular in many other countries, the health ministry said Friday.
Besides eliminating the sale of tobacco products in 2014, CVS has never sold e-cigarettes or vaping devices in any of its locations.
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