E-Cigarettes: A Rapidly Growing Internet Phenomenon

Author: Yamin C.K. et al

Date of issue: 2 November 2010

Journal: Annals Of Internal Medicine

Refer Links: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/0003-4819-153-9-201011020-00011?articleid=746383&

Expert comments: None

GVN Analyst Comments: 1 September 2020

In 2010 e-cigarettes were in their second generation stage. Not much was known about e-cigarettes and vaping compared to the knowledge we have in 2020. The advise given by the researchers would now be considered as conservative.

In 2015 Public Health England published a report which states that the e-cigarette is at least 95% less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. In the UK since 2015, UK National Healthcare promotes e-cigarettes as one of the effective harm reduction aids.