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Letters Detrimental effects of e-cigarettes

It is preferable for surgical patients to use e-cigarettes rather than smoke cigarettes

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 10 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1961
  1. Konstantinos Farsalinos, cardiologist-researcher1,
  2. Vassilis Voudris, cardiologist and director1
  1. 1Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre, Kallithea 17674, Greece
  1. kfarsalinos{at}

The title of Holmes and Southern’s letter led us to expect descriptions of case reports on the detrimental effects of e-cigarettes and an attempt to associate such effects with the use of e-cigarettes.1 Instead, the letter just mentions the theoretical adverse effects of e-cigarettes on surgical outcomes and is not backed by …

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