Is vaping a safer alternative to cigarette smoking? A review article

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نوع سند: مقاله کنفرانسی
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Background: Unfortunately, the use of electronic cigarettes, or vapes, has become very popularamong teenagers, and there are high concerns about the use of this model of cigarettes by youngpeople. While their benefits are questioned by the scientific community, a part of the medicalprofession is still supporting them as an effective harm reduction tool for smoking cessation. It iscompletely wrong to think that e-cigarettes are not harmful to health. The purpose of this review isto investigate whether electronic cigarettes are a good alternative to cigarettesMethods: The present article is a review study that was conducted by searching scientificinformation banks and using search engines in the published articles of Scopus, Pub Med, Googlescholar and also Google general search engine using the keywords electronic cigarette, sideeffects, cigarette smoking has been written.Results: After reviewing the articles, it was found that E-cigarettes are less dangerous than regularcigarettes. But this point does not mean that vapes are healthy. Smoking e-cigarettes is harmful tothe lungs and heart. Vapes are just as addictive as regular cigarettes. Quitting smoking withelectronic cigarettes is not the only and best possible option.Conclusion: Using vape makes the brain seek more nicotine. For this reason, the desire to usevape increases and as a result, it will be harder to quit.

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Mohammad Rafi Bazrafshan

Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.