Electronic cigarettes: patterns of use, health effects, use in smoking cessation and regulatory issues

@article{Rahman2014ElectronicCP,
  title={Electronic cigarettes: patterns of use, health effects, use in smoking cessation and regulatory issues},
  author={Muhammad Aziz Rahman and Nicholas Hann and Andrew Wilson and Linda Worrall-Carter},
  journal={Tobacco Induced Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={12}
}
BackgroundElectronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-powered devices that vaporize a liquid solution to deliver a dose of inhaled nicotine to the user. There is ongoing debate regarding their regulation.ObjectivesThis comprehensive narrative review aimed to discuss key issues including usage patterns, health effects, efficacy in smoking cessation and regulatory concerns with a view to informing future regulation and research agendas.MethodsPubMed, Scopus and Web of Science databases were… 
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