Resumen cigarro electrónico en inglés

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Electronic cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy for tobacco control: A step forward or a repeat of past mistakes?

Cigarettes containing tobacco are the leading causes ofdeath in the U.S., by having a large amount of carcinogenic substances which are still more studies to detail. The alternatives to tobacco are electronic cigarettes, which are forrecreational nicotine portable devices that mimic the act of smoking. Though nicotine is derived from tobacco, electronic cigarettes do not contain tobacco. According to existingresearch the electronic cigarette are safer than tobacco cigarettes and are able to reduce cigarette desire, but the effect is not due exclusively to nicotine. But there is sufficientevidence to conclude that these products are at least able to suppress the impulse to smoke.
It has shown the presence of carcinogenic substances in electronic cigarettes by theFDA in detectable levels. There are no reported side effects, although this product has been on the market for over 3 years. Therefore, electronic cigarettes are able to reducerisk tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. The debate of the safety of electronic cigarettes is held by regulators entities. Are clearly observable benefits of this device. Unlessthe evidence suggests that vaping does not yield the anticipated reduction in harm to the user, enacting an electronic cigarette prohibition will do harm to hundreds of thousandsof vapers already using electronic cigarettes in place of tobacco ones. Is intended that in future regulatory policies for electronic cigarettes and other novel nicotineproducts must be guided by an accurate understanding of how they compare to tobacco cigarettes and NRT in terms of reducing toxic exposures and helping individual smokers quit.
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