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Acute effects of electronic and tobacco cigarette smoking on complete blood count

Abstract The World Health Organisation called for research assessing the safety of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette). We evaluated the acute effect of active and passive e-cigarette and tobacco cigarette smoking on complete blood count (CBC) markers in 15 smokers and 15 never-smokers, respectively. Smokers underwent a control session, an active tobacco cigarette smoking session, and an […]

Variability Among Electronic Cigarettes in the Pressure Drop, Airflow Rate, and Aerosol Production

Abstract INTRODUCTION: This study investigated the performance of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), compared different models within a brand, compared identical copies of the same model within a brand, and examined performance using different protocols. METHODS: Airflow rate required to generate aerosol, pressure drop across e-cigarettes, and aerosol density were examined using three different protocols. RESULTS: First […]

Successful smoking cessation with electronic cigarettes in smokers with a documented history of recurring relapses: a case series

Abstract Introduction Smoking cessation programs are useful in helping smokers to quit, but smoking is a very difficult addiction to break and the need for novel and effective approaches to smoking cessation interventions is unquestionable. The E-cigarette is a battery-powered electronic nicotine delivery device that may help smokers to remain abstinent during their quit attempt. […]

Interviews with “vapers”: implications for future research with electronic cigarettes.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Awareness and use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has increased dramatically. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Devices deliver an aerosol comprised usually of water, propylene glycol and/or glycerin, nicotine, and flavorings. Scant research exists to evaluate the efficacy and safety of such devices, and only one quantitative survey of European users (N = 81) has been […]

Characteristics of users and usage of different types of electronic cigarettes: findings from an online survey

Etter, J.-F. (2016) Characteristics of users and usage of different types of electronic cigarettes: findings from an online survey. Addiction, 11: 724–733. doi: 10.1111/add.13240. Abstract Aims Studying users of e-cigarettes is important to help determine whether these devices aid smoking cessation. Obtaining data in representative samples is difficult, but online surveys of users may begin […]

Electronic cigarette use in the European Union: analysis of a representative sample of 27 460 Europeans from 28 countries

Farsalinos, K. E., Poulas, K., Voudris, V., and Le Houezec, J. (2016) Electronic cigarette use in the European Union: analysis of a representative sample of 27 460 Europeans from 28 countries. Addiction, 111: 2032–2040. doi: 10.1111/add.13506. Abstract Aims To assess prevalence of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use, reported changes in smoking status due to e-cigarette use and […]