Recent reports suggest that surprisingly, electronic cigarettes have become famous amongst smokers. A study recently published in American Journal of Public Health suggests that 40% of people are aware of e-cigarettes. Nevertheless, it has been highlighted that amongst those 40%, majority include smokers. Rather, it has been administered that the e-cigarettes are majorly used by smokers.
An electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, is an electrical device that simulates the act of tobacco smoking by producing an inhaled vapor bearing the physical sensation, appearance, and often the flavor (with or without nicotine content) of inhaled tobacco smoke, without its odor or, ostensibly, its health risks.
Further, detailed reports suggest that these e-cigarettes have been launched in various flavors and under several brands. They can be purchased from several stores and also can be obtained from online stores.
However, it has been recovered that these e-cigarettes are not under the authorization of FDA as a drug delivery device, as they are included in the category of devices or substances deployed for preventing smoking.
Researcher Jennifer Pearson, PhD, MPH, said “This is an unproven device and we know very little about its long-term health effects. E-cigarettes are probably less harmful than combustible cigarettes, but we don’t have evidence to support its long-term effect”.
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