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Electronic Cigarettes

Published Thursday, January 30, 2014

Electronic cigarettes produce a vapour typically containing nicotine, which users inhale. There is debate about their potential role in tobacco smoking reduction and cessation. This POSTnote summarises the evidence on the safety and quality of electronic cigarettes, explores some of the social issues raised and reviews current UK and EU regulation.

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Authors: Sarah Bunn; POST

Topics: Health education and preventive medicine, Medicine, Research and innovation, Science, Smoking

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