E-cigarettes–aid to smoking cessation or smokescreen?

The Lancet, September 2014

Over the GBD period 1990-2010, smoking-related deaths globally are estimated to have increased by 18%.  The recent US National Youth Tobacco Survey showed a dramatic increase in young people using e-cigarettes, from 79 000 in 2011, to 263 000 in 2013.  Accidental or deliberate ingestion of e-cigarette liquids can lead to acute nicotine toxicity, and deaths of children have been reported.

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