Genotoxic evaluation of the liquids present in electronic cigarettes

Last updated on 21-1-2020 by Jill Alexandre






[Background]  The electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) is a battery-powered device that vaporizes liquid for inhalation by the user. In general, the e-cigarette is perceived as being healthier than the conventional cigarette because no combustion process (and subsequently no formation of hazardous substances related to this process) occurs. However, the absence of the combustion process does not directly imply that the e-cigarette is a healthy substitute compared to the tobacco cigarette. While some studies indicate that the e-cigarette may be up to 95% healthier than the conventional ci…

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