Electronic cigarette: a possible substitute for cigarette dependence

Submitted: November 25, 2015
Accepted: November 25, 2015
Published: November 26, 2015
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Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of premature mortality in western countries and it is important for smokers to stop as early as possible. Electronic cigarettes are a popular phenomenon of global proportion. Recent uncontrolled studies, reported that a certain number of smokers have quit using electronic cigarettes. This could hint a role for electronic cigarettes to be used for smoking cessation, and therefore merits further evaluation for this purpose. Besides vaporising nicotine to be inhaled, electronic cigarettes may also provide a coping mechanism for conditioned smoking cues by replacing some of the rituals associated with smoking gestures, and for these reasons cigarette could become a tool – if studied more extensively – in the fight against tobacco-related morbidity and mortality.

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Caponnetto, P., C. Russo, C.M. Bruno, A. Alamo, M.D. Amaradio, and R. Polosa. 2015. “Electronic Cigarette: A Possible Substitute for Cigarette Dependence”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 79 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.104.