Safety evaluation and risk assessment of electronic cigarettes as tobacco cigarettes substitutes: A systematic review
A new study was published today in the journal “Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety”. The paper, co-authored by Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos from the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Greece and Prof Riccardo Polosa from the University of Catania in Italy, is a systematic review of all studies on the safety and risk profile of e-cigarettes. A total of 114 studies are referenced in this paper, with 97 directly related to e-cigarettes or their ingredients. The review covers all aspects, from chemical to clinical studies, including studies evaluating the potential effects of selected ingredients of e-cigarettes such as propylene glycol and glycerol. It includes discussion about the effects of nicotine and findings from studies evaluating passive exposure to e-cigarette aerosol.