Flavorings in electronic cigarettes: an unrecognized respiratory health hazard?

This publication co-authored by USC Institute for Global Health Director Jonathan Samet investigates the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), vape pens, e-hookah, e-cigars, e-pipes, or other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) has increased rapidly since their introduction in the United States in 2007, growing to a $2 billion market. There is controversy concerning the utility of ENDS as a harm reduction strategy, reflecting major gaps in the emerging evidence on potential benefits and harms of the products.

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Authors: Samet JM, Barrington-Trimis JL, McConnell R.
Published By: Journal of American Medical Association
Date: December 17, 2014
Publication Link: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1935097