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dc.contributor.authorLarcombe, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-01T04:48:46Z
dc.date.available2020-08-01T04:48:46Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationLarcombe, A.N. 2019. Early-life exposure to electronic cigarettes: cause for concern. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 7 (11): pp. 985-992.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/80321
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S2213-2600(19)30189-4
dc.description.abstract

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS, are devices that heat and aerosolise a solution of propylene glycol, glycerine, nicotine, and flavourings. They have only achieved widespread use in the past 5 years or so, and therefore evidence around their potential to effect health is scarce. Importantly, they are often viewed as safer than tobacco cigarettes, meaning that at-risk populations, including pregnant women, might be more inclined to use them. No human studies, however, have assessed the potential for maternal ENDS use to effect the health of a developing baby. Experimental research suggests that nicotine alone is likely to adversely affect the fetus. Further, there is a misconception that ENDS do not produce second-hand aerosols. This misconception might put infants and young children at risk because their parents are more likely to use ENDS around them than they are to use tobacco cigarettes. Emerging evidence also proposes that nicotine and other substances produced by ENDS can deposit onto surfaces, and subsequently be exposed to infants and children; a process known as third-hand exposure. Finally, ENDS are often refillable, and instances of accidental poisonings of children who drink nicotine-containing refills have occurred. Thus, there are a multitude of ways that, with respect to early-life exposures and health, ENDS are a cause for concern.

dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
dc.subjectScience & Technology
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subjectCritical Care Medicine
dc.subjectRespiratory System
dc.subjectGeneral & Internal Medicine
dc.subjectNICOTINE EXPOSURE
dc.subjectTOBACCO-SMOKE
dc.subjectNEONATAL EXPOSURE
dc.subjectLIQUID
dc.subjectFETAL
dc.subjectPERCEPTIONS
dc.subjectINGESTION
dc.subjectKNOWLEDGE
dc.subjectVAPORS
dc.subjectIMPACT
dc.titleEarly-life exposure to electronic cigarettes: cause for concern
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume7
dcterms.source.number11
dcterms.source.startPage985
dcterms.source.endPage992
dcterms.source.issn2213-2600
dcterms.source.titleThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine
dc.date.updated2020-08-01T04:48:46Z
curtin.departmentSchool of Public Health
curtin.accessStatusIn process
curtin.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences
curtin.contributor.orcidLarcombe, Alexander [0000-0003-4196-4482]
curtin.contributor.researcheridLarcombe, Alexander [A-7704-2011]
dcterms.source.eissn2213-2619
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridLarcombe, Alexander [6508025368]


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