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E-cigarettes cause indoor air pollution and inflammation, German study shows

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 22 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g467
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Use of electronic cigarettes increases fine particle air pollution and levels of potentially carcinogenic compounds in people who use them, shows a small study designed to replicate their use in typical indoor environments.1 The findings show that e-cigarettes should be regulated and carry warnings of potential health effects, the German authors said.

The researchers, who included scientists from the Bavarian Health …

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