E-cigarettes for harm minimisation: absence of evidence or evidence of absence?

Johnson George, Dennis Thomas

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Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as e-cigarettes,work by delivering nicotine and/or other chemicals to the user via an aerosol vapour. The earliest approximation of the current e-cigarette is thought to be a United States of America (US) patent application submitted in 1963 by Herbert A. Gilbert and patented in August 1965 for a ‘smokeless non-tobacco cigarette’, with the aim of providing ‘a safe and harmless means for and method of smoking’ by replacing burning tobacco and paper with heated, moist, flavoured air.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-379
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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