The available literature suggests that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), although not without risk, might decrease cardiovascular risk in long-term smokers of tobacco cigarettes who switch to e-cigarettes. However, to safeguard our youth, e-cigarettes must be required to meet product standards, all flavourings must be banned and laws regulating e-cigarette sales must be strictly enforced.
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H.R.M. gratefully acknowledges receiving research grants from the Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program (TRDRP 23XT-0006H, 25IR-0024H, 28IR-0065 and T29IP0319) that have supported the investigations included in this Comment.
The author declares no competing interests.
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Middlekauff, H.R. Cardiovascular effects of electronic cigarettes. Nat Rev Cardiol 17, 379–381 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41569-020-0370-3