Provision of information regarding electronic cigarettes from shop employees in New York City.

Abstract

Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) include products such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), vape pens, and hookah pens. E-cigarettes, which have increased in popularity, are battery-operated devices designed to deliver nicotine with flavorings and other chemicals to users in the aerosol form rather than smoke (as characterized by the traditional cigarette). The adverse health effects of e-cigarette use are still not fully known, however, e-cigarettes have been shown to expose both the user and non-users to aerosols that can contain numerous toxic chemicals. In one instance, testing of e-cigarettes revealed the presence not only of nicotine, but harmful chemicals, including carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. The American Lung Association (ALA) suggests that secondhand emissions from ecigarettes conceivably could release formaldehyde, benzene and tobacco-specific nitrosamines, all being carcinogens. Of particular concern is that, despite emerging information pointing topotentialdangersofe-cigarettes,useamongmiddle and high school students has increased from 1.1% to 3.9% and

DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.03.034

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@article{Basch2016ProvisionOI, title={Provision of information regarding electronic cigarettes from shop employees in New York City.}, author={Corey H Basch and Aleksandar Kecojevic and Anthony Menafro}, journal={Public health}, year={2016}, volume={136}, pages={175-7} }