Could Vaping be a New Weapon in the Battle of the Bulge?

  title={Could Vaping be a New Weapon in the Battle of the Bulge?},
  author={Marewa Glover and Bernhard H Breier and Linda Bauld},
  journal={Nicotine \& Tobacco Research},
Implications Obesity is set to overtake tobacco smoking in many countries as the primary cause of several high-cost diseases. Tobacco smoking mitigates weight gain through nicotine's effect on the brain and metabolism. Smoking, however, is associated with many illnesses and premature death and appropriately has been discouraged leading to declining prevalence rates. This article explores the emerging perception that vaping electronic cigarettes with nicotine and flavors could deliver similar… 
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