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Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis
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Impact of Electronic Cigarette on Public Health

Ellahham S1*, Alkaddour M2, Ellahham N1 and Alkaddour AR3
1Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, RAS Al-Khaimah, UAE
3HealthPlus Medical Network, Abu Dhabi, UAE
*Corresponding Author: Ellahham S, Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Tel: +971508113142, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Sep 28, 2019 / Accepted Date: Oct 14, 2019 / Published Date: Oct 21, 2019

Citation: Ellahham S, Alkaddour M, Ellahham N, Alkaddour AR (2019) Impact of Electronic Cigarette on Public Health. J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 7: 381.

Copyright: © 2019 Ellahham S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 
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Abstract

The electronic cigarette (EC) is battery-powered electronic nicotine delivery systems that appear very similar to a conventional cigarette. EC is a rising phenomenon that is becoming gradually more popular among smokers worldwide. Vapers report use of EC helps them to quit smoking, and to reduce cigarette consumption. Although available evidence indicates that EC is safer alternative to smoking there is emerging data that suggests otherwise and that considerable health benefits are likely in smokers who switch from tobacco to EC. The key motivation among most of the vapers is smoking cessation (SC), however some use it for recreational purposes. Progression is often related to EC resembling traditional cigarettes, curiosity, and experimentation. Studies indicate that the content of the nicotine in EC is equivalent to oral nicotine replacement therapy products and causes minimal possibility of poisoning. The inhaled compounds associated with EC results in cytotoxicity and affect various organs. The considerable risk associated with the use and abuse of nicotine refill bottles has been reported. Large scale research will help make EC more effective as smoking substitutes. Although previous data shows that EC can considerably decrease cigarette consumption without causing significant side effects, there is emerging data suggesting the potentially toxic consequences of EC, which necessitates the urgent need for further research in that regard. The focus of the present article is use, the safety of EC and its effectiveness to provide as a long-term substitute for SC.

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