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      Levels of selected carcinogens and toxicants in vapour from electronic cigarettes.

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          Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are devices designed to imitate regular cigarettes and deliver nicotine via inhalation without combusting tobacco. They are purported to deliver nicotine without other toxicants and to be a safer alternative to regular cigarettes. However, little toxicity testing has been performed to evaluate the chemical nature of vapour generated from e-cigarettes. The aim of this study was to screen e-cigarette vapours for content of four groups of potentially toxic and carcinogenic compounds: carbonyls, volatile organic compounds, nitrosamines and heavy metals.

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          Journal
          Tob Control
          Tobacco control
          1468-3318
          0964-4563
          Mar 2014
          : 23
          : 2
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, , Buffalo, New York, USA.
          tobaccocontrol-2012-050859 NIHMS624084
          10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050859
          4154473
          23467656

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