All You Need to Know About E-cigarettes - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Karishma Krishna Kurup
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Jul 22, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do all e-cigarettes have nicotine in them?

E- cigarettes contain nicotine with flavors at lower concentrations thus satisfying the cravings of smokers, this is why it has been advised as an alternative to conventional cigarettes, providing lesser exposure to other harmful chemicals.

2. Do e-cigarettes lead to adolescent cigarette smoking?

Studies on e-cigarette use among adolescent population in the developed nations do not show any increase unless the adolescent is a smoker. But it should be kept in mind that e-cigarettes contain nicotine which has an addictive nature and hence should not be used by non-smokers.

3. Can e-cigarettes help in smoking cessation?

Studies on the use of e-cigarettes have shown a success in reduced smoking pattern till complete cessation. This has especially proven beneficial among patients with psychiatric conditions and chronic respiratory conditions. Improvement in quality of life and reduction in disease relapses have been discussed in this paper.

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