Editorial: Electronic cigarettes: Can dependable public health policies be developed and applied without relevant and reliable risk assessments?
Michael Balls and Robert Combes
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The use of electronic cigarettes is being encouraged as a way of escaping from the harm resulting from conventional tobacco smoking, while scant attention is being paid to the long-term risks of inhaling electronic cigarette vapour. More information is needed for an acceptable risk assessment, from integrated non-animal testing and sound clinical investigations.