Beliefs and reality of e-cigarette smoking

  title={Beliefs and reality of e-cigarette smoking},
  author={Sasmith Menakuru and Mir Inzamam Ali},
  journal={BMJ Case Reports},
In this global health case study, we describe a case of nicotine addiction due to chronic use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette) and discuss the beliefs on safety and awareness of their side effects. Many people believe that smoking an e-cigarette (vaping) does not have any side effects, especially among teenagers and young adults. Teenagers using an e-cigarette at a young age are twice as likely to try cigarettes later in their life because of nicotine dependency or other social factors… 
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