Are Metals Emitted from Electronic Cigarettes a Reason for Health Concern? A Risk-Assessment Analysis of Currently Available Literature

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Published: 2015

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Abstract Conclusions: Based on currently available data, overall exposure to metals from EC use is not expected to be of significant health concern for smokers switching to EC use, but is an unnecessary source of exposure for never-smokers. Metal analysis should be expanded to more products and exposure can be further reduced through improvements in product quality and appropriate choice of materials.


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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health


Konstantinos E. Farsalinos, Vassilis Voudris and Konstantinos Poulas


Farsalinos KE, Voudris V, Poulas K. Are metals emitted from electronic cigarettes a reason for health concern? A risk-assessment analysis of currently available literature. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12(5):5215–5232. Published 2015 May 15. doi:10.3390/ijerph120505215