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Poly-use of nicotine products and cannabis: a deadly combination

Presented By
Prof. Charlotta Pisinger, University of Copenhagen & Danish Heart Foundation, Denmark
Conference
ERS 2020
The ever-increasing variety of nicotine-containing products that flooded the market in recent years are definitely no “harm reduction products” as propagated by the tobacco industry. On the contrary, the use of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes, often together with cannabis, leads to a toxic cocktail that could be responsible for permanent lung damage and premature death [1,2].  Prof. Charlotta Pisinger (University of Copenhagen & Danish Heart Foundation, Denmark) pointed out that the new generation products, including e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, snus, and oral nicotine products or nicotine pouches are all non-combustible but highly addictive due to their nicotine content [1]. With these products, the tobacco industry attempted to rehabilitate its reputation by claiming they are “harm reduction products.” The tobacco industry had to adapt to marketing restrictions and health warnings for conventional tobacco products. “With these nov...


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