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July - September 2012: 
Volume 25, Issue 3

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Pneumon 2012, 25(3):272-275
What is the truth about Electronic Cigarettes?
Abstract
SUMMARY. Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of mortality. Every year many smokers try to stop smoking, but this is difficult as nicotine is a psychoactive agent that causes dependence and tolerance. The electronic cigarette or e-cigarette was recently introduced on the Greek market and it has become a hot topic that has generated global debate with the authorities. The aim of this review is to explain what the e-cigarette is and to examine its safety and efficacy in smoking cessation or reduction. Pneumon 2012, 25(3):272-275.