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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2018, XLV/265: 046-048 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2018, XLV/265: 046-048

Title: Safety of e-cigarettes 

Author: Płusa T. 

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Safety of e-cigarettes


Płusa T.

Medical Faculty of Łazarski University of Warsaw, Poland

Electronic cigarettes (vaping) make a booming career around the world. They were introduced as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes, the harmfulness of which has been repeatedly documented. After a dozen or so years of their application, however, there are doubts about their full safety. In conducted studies, it has been shown that e-cigarettes contain a number of toxic compounds, the action of which on the human body is harmful. In vitro studies have demonstrated direct cytotoxic effects of e-cigarettes on human and mouse stem cells. The observed changes in the value of spirometric parameters during the using e-cigarettes also require verification of current views in this respect. The WHO report on „vaping” recommends considering a ban on the legal use of e-cigarettes in public closed places, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer indicates carcinogenic harmfulness of „vaping”.

Key words: e-cigarettes, safety, toxicity

Pol Med J, 2018; XLV (265); 46–48