Some helpful advice from our trusted medicos, on reducing harm and improving your health ......

One day, an e-cigarette device may be part of a clinical treatment program for tobacco dependence. But until that day, clinicians need to be justifiably circumspect in recommending e-cigarettes for use among cigarette smokers.

Why? Because:

• They are not clearly superior to Food and Drug Administration–approved medications for smoking cessation.

• They are not FDA approved for treatment.

• Short-term safety data suggest they may cause airway irritation.

• Long-term safety data do not exist.
What should physicians say about electronic cigarettes?*:*IMNG Oncology Report