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E-Cigarettes: Are They as Safe as the Public Thinks?

Wellmont Cancer Institute, Kingsport, Tennessee

Wendy H. Vogel, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®, Wellmont Cancer Institute, 4485 West Stone Drive, Suite 200, Kingsport, TN 37660.
E-mail: wendyvogel55@gmail.com

Author's disclosures of potential conflicts of interest are found at the end of this article.


J Adv Pract Oncol 2016;7:235–240 | doi: 10.6004/jadpro.2016.7.2.9 | © 2016 Harborside Press®


  

ABSTRACT

An important part of our practice is assisting patients in smoking cessation and providing them with information about factors that increase their cancer risk. Since their introduction into the market in 2007, the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has grown. Despite being touted as a “safe” method for smoking cessation, there are few studies that show that e-cigarettes actually do assist in decreasing smoking. And even more worrying, the safety of e-cigarettes has yet to be established. Learn the facts about e-cigarettes, and help your patients make informed decisions about the best way to kick the habit.




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