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E-cigarettes impose detrimental effects on health

Presented By
Dr Linnea Hedman, Umeå University, Sweden
NLC 2022
The use of e-cigarettes – which contain harmful substances – is more common in the younger population. Older users are most likely tobacco smokers and, in this population, e-cigarette use is not associated with successful smoking cessation. Furthermore, the use of e-cigarettes is linked to respiratory symptoms and other detrimental health effects. Dr Linnea Hedman (Umeå University, Sweden) discussed the new tobacco and nicotine products that have become widely available over recent years. She pointed out that the e-liquid used in e-cigarettes consists of various components such as propylene glycol, glycerine, nicotine, flavour components, and other additives, such as preservatives. The aerosol content may include formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein, diacetyl, and various metals, all of which impose detrimental (often carcinogenic) health effects in users [1–5]. “The use of e-cigarettes has a generally low prevalence in Sweden,” Dr Hedman said. “It is most...

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