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A debate: Can we recommend electronic cigarettes to our patients? Opinion 1

Tadeusz M. Zielonka
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2017.0007
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Adv Respir Med 2017;85(1):35-39.

open access

Vol 85, No 1 (2017)
REVIEWS
Submitted: 2017-02-13
Accepted: 2017-02-13

Abstract

A discussion about disadvantages of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has recently broken out. There are even opinions that they are as harmful as regular cigarettes. However, this has not been proved, and theoretical premises suggest that e-cigarettes should be definitely less harmful as while using them, tobacco is not burned and harmful substances, in particular carcinogens are not produced. Certain premises assume that e-cigarettes may be used as a new form of nicotine replacement therapy, but this has not been confirmed yet. Therefore, further research into harmfulness and safety of the use of e-cigarettes is required. This paper presents solely reasons for the possibility of recommending e-cigarettes to people addicted to nicotine.

Abstract

A discussion about disadvantages of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has recently broken out. There are even opinions that they are as harmful as regular cigarettes. However, this has not been proved, and theoretical premises suggest that e-cigarettes should be definitely less harmful as while using them, tobacco is not burned and harmful substances, in particular carcinogens are not produced. Certain premises assume that e-cigarettes may be used as a new form of nicotine replacement therapy, but this has not been confirmed yet. Therefore, further research into harmfulness and safety of the use of e-cigarettes is required. This paper presents solely reasons for the possibility of recommending e-cigarettes to people addicted to nicotine.

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Keywords

tobacco, electronic cigarette, nicotine replacement therapy, passive smoking

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Title

A debate: Can we recommend electronic cigarettes to our patients? Opinion 1

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 85, No 1 (2017)

Pages

35-39

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2017.0007

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2017;85(1):35-39.

Keywords

tobacco
electronic cigarette
nicotine replacement therapy
passive smoking

Authors

Tadeusz M. Zielonka

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