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Cas Lek Cesk. 2012;151(4):208-10.

[Electronic cigarette].

[Article in Czech]

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Univerzita Karlova v Praze, 1. lékarská fakulta, Ustav hygieny a epidemiologie VFN, Praha. eva.kralikova@lf1.cuni.cz

Abstract

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarettes) belongs to the "ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems), ie systems that deliver nicotine electronically. Extract of tobacco does not burn, just warm. Vapors may or may not contain nicotine. E-cigarettes are also available with different flavors. They don't produce a classic smoke. There is a large variability of these products. It seems that the initial negative position has to be reconsidered. Although there has been demonstrated trace amounts of several toxic substances in the vapor, the risk compared to traditional smoking is minimal. Moreover, lately it was shown that they can really contribute to smoking quitting. The legislative framework varies considerably, from the prohibition on sales to the recommended assistance in quitting. In the CR they are included according to the Act 379/2005 in 2009 among the tobacco products.

PMID:
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