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E-cigarettes: 5 things to know

Here we tell you that these devices are unregulated with potentially dangerous effects on health and other four things you probably did not know

Person holding in his hands a normal and an electronic cigarette.

Person holding in his hands a normal and an electronic cigarette. / Photo: Vaping360.com

EurekAlert | CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

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A practice article about e-cigarettes provides a quick reference on the use of these electronic nicotine delivery systems published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

1. E-cigarette use is increasing in Canada, especially among young people. The use of e-cigarettes by youth aged 16-17 years increased from 29% in 2017 to 37% in 2018.

2. Use is strongly associated with starting, and continuing, cigarette smoking. Evidence indicates that nonsmokers aged 14-30 years who try e-cigarettes have a threefold increase in starting cigarettes.

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3. E-cigarettes are an additional smoking cessation tool.

4. These devices are unregulated with potentially dangerous effects on health. Long-term health risks are unknown, and recent cases indicate serious pulmonary effects can occur.

5. Clinicians should ask patients about e-cigarette use.

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