The emerging phenomenon of electronic cigarettes

@article{Caponnetto2012TheEP,
  title={The emerging phenomenon of electronic cigarettes},
  author={P. Caponnetto and D. Campagna and G. Papale and C. Russo and R. Polosa},
  journal={Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={63 - 74}
}
The need for novel and more effective approaches to tobacco control is unquestionable. The electronic cigarette is a battery-powered electronic nicotine delivery system that looks very similar to a conventional cigarette and is capable of emulating smoking, but without the combustion products accountable for smoking’s damaging effects. Smokers who decide to switch to electronic cigarettes instead of continuing to smoke would achieve large health gains. The electronic cigarette is an emerging… Expand
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