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Electronic nicotine delivery systems: a research agenda
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    ENDS (E-cigarettes): No Such Research Needed

    NOT PEER REVIEWED To The Editor:

    Etter et al's recommendation to pull E-cigarettes from the market until drug-type safety and efficacy studies are completed would make sense if these products were delivering some otherwise unknown chemical substance and if they were intended as pharmaceutical smoking cessation therapy. Neither of these conditions applies.

    The only evidence of toxicity noted in the Ette...

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    E-cigarettes are not just another NRT

    A goal of the World Health Organization's Tobacco Control Framework is to totally eradicate tobacco use (1). The underlying theory is that anyone who exerts enough will power can overcome addition to nicotine. The situation may not be as simple as they would like to believe.

    The Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians found that the development of nicotine addiction includes changes in brain st...

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