Scientific article

Cigarette électronique : le point en 2015

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 11, no. 478, p. 1270-1275
Publication date2015

Electronic cigarettes are devices producing vapour containing propylene-glycol, flavourings and quickly delivered nicotine. 6.7% of the Swiss population, mainly smokers, experimented the electronic cigarette while 0.1% use it daily. Despite uncertainty due to the low level of evidence, electronic cigarettes might be effective for smoking cessation and reduction. The safety of electronic cigarettes is demonstrated at short-term but not at long-term; however its eventual toxicity is likely to be much lower than tobacco. Use of electronic cigarettes by non-smokers and youth who do not smoke is low and seems unlikely to lead them to tobacco use. Recommended public health measures include product regulation with quality control, ban in public places, prohibition of advertising and sales to minors.

  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Humans
  • Public Health
  • Smoking/legislation & jurisprudence
  • Smoking Cessation
Citation (ISO format)
HUMAIR, Jean-Paul et al. Cigarette électronique : le point en 2015. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2015, vol. 11, n° 478, p. 1270–1275.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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