To illustrate the health effects of electronic cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are devices that produces an aerosol by heating a liquid that contains a solvent (vegetable glycerin,
or a mixture),
The evaporation of the liquid at the heating element is followed by rapid cooling to form an aerosol.
Epidemiologic data indicate that there is an increasing use of e-cigarettes by minors due to the robust marketing and advertising campaigns (1).
Imaging findings OR procedure details
E-cigarettes may be a useful tool for reducing traditional cigarette smoking.
For long-term smokers it is speculated that the use of e-cigarettes rather than tobacco cigarettes may be associated with better short-term and long-term health outcomes.
Two potential hazards related to e-cigarettes are acute toxic effects caused by accidental or intentional ingestion of e-cigarette liquids and physical injury caused by the ecigarette device (2).
E-cigarettes both contain and emit a number of potentially toxic substances:
-The two primary ingredients found in e-cigarettes (propylene glycol and...
Vaping may not be as safe as we assume.
As vaping is increasing in popularity,
there is a need for further investigation of the health effects of electronic cigarettes.
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Cinnamaldehyde in flavored e-cigarette liquids temporarily suppresses bronchial epithelial cell ciliary motility by dysregulation of mitochondrial function. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2019;316(3):L470-L486