A recent article in U-T San Diego explores the debate about the possible health risks of electronic cigarette use. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat liquid to deliver nicotine in vapor form, rather than from burning tobacco.
James Sinclair, MD, medical director of Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, said e-cigarettes were introduced to consumers as a short-term smoking cessation aid. But e-cigarettes have grown more popular, raising concerns that they will be perceived as a safe long-term alternative to smoking. Dr. Sinclair said more research is needed to determine the long-term health hazards of e-cigarettes.
Vist U-T San Diego to read Debate Grows About Safety of E-Cigarettes.