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Article title: E-cigarettes and health risks: more to the flavour than just the name

Authors: Miranda P. Ween, Alex Moshensky, Leigh L. Thredgold, Nicole A. Bastian, Rhys Hamon, Arash Badiei, Phan Tien Nguyen, Kirsty Herewane, Hubertus Jersmann, Christine M. Bojanowski, John Shin, Paul N. Reynolds, Laura E. Crotty Alexander, Sandra J. Hodge

From the authors: “Our study, coupled with earlier studies, serve to highlight the fact that there is risk even from nicotine-free e-cigarette use. Even though not all flavors may be as high risk as each other, it should not be assumed that [generally regarded as safe] food flavors are safe for vaporization and inhalation.”

This study is highlighted as one of February’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.


Journal Link: American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology