Journal of Addiction Medicine

Skip Navigation LinksHome > July/August 2014 - Volume 8 - Issue 4 > Electronic Cigarettes: A Review of Safety and Clinical Issu...
Journal of Addiction Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000043
Clinical Case Conference

Electronic Cigarettes: A Review of Safety and Clinical Issues

Weaver, Michael MD, FASAM; Breland, Alison PhD; Spindle, Tory BS; Eissenberg, Thomas PhD

Collapse Box


This clinical case conference discusses 3 cases of patients using electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes, also referred to as electronic nicotine delivery systems or “e-cigarettes,” generally consist of a power source (usually a battery) and a heating element (commonly referred to as an atomizer) that vaporize a solution (e-liquid). The user inhales the resulting vapor. E-liquids contain humectants such as propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin, flavorings, and usually, but not always, nicotine. Each patient's information is an amalgamation of actual patients and is presented and then followed by a discussion of clinical issues.

© 2014 American Society of Addiction Medicine

Follow us on Social Media!



Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.