Special Issue "Electronic Cigarettes: Good and Bad Impacts"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019) | Viewed by 66625
Interests: Dr. Goniewicz is a pharmacologist and toxicologist with a research interest in the population health impact of emerging nicotine-containing products and alternative forms of tobacco. He examined the safety and efficacy of electronic nicotine delivery devices, commonly called e-cigarettes. These studies include the laboratory evaluation of the products, pharmacological and toxicological assessment, surveys among their users, and their potential application in harm reduction and smoking cessation.
As highlighted in a consensus report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) titled “Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes”, the net public health outcome of e-cigarette use depends on the balance between positive and negative consequences. E‑cigarettes appear to pose less risk to an individual than combustible tobacco cigarettes but these products are not without biological effects in humans. Although e‑cigarette aerosol contains fewer numbers and lower levels of toxicants than smoke from combustible tobacco cigarettes, it does contain high levels of nicotine, toxic metals, flavorings, and cancer-causing chemicals, like formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. The implications for the long-term effects on morbidity and mortality are not yet clear. Overall, the current evidence suggests that while e‑cigarettes might cause youth who use them to transition to use of combustible tobacco products, they might also increase adult cessation of combustible tobacco cigarettes. The NASEM report has called for more and better research to help clarify whether e-cigarettes will prove to reduce or induce harm at the individual and the population levels. To address this knowledge gap, we invite manuscripts on a wide range of topics related to the public health impact of e-cigarettes, including, but not limited to, analysis of key constituents in e-cigarettes, human health effects (including in-vitro and in-vivo studies), initiation and cessation of combustible tobacco cigarette use, and harm reduction.
Dr. Maciej Goniewicz
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- Vaporized nicotine
- In-vitro and In-vivo testing of e-cigarettes
- Health consequences of vaping
- Vaping and smoking initiation among youth
- Smoking cessation
- Harm reduction
- Tobacco-related morbidity and mortality
- Marketing and regulation of nicotine-containing products