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Electronic cigarettes: Investigating the harms and benefits

Guest Editor: Robert Bals (Saarland University, Germany)

This series of articles, published in Respiratory Research, provides the newest research and comprehensive background information on e-cigarettes. The articles aim to address the needs of basic researchers, clinicians and other individuals that need up-to-date information on this topic.

The series is still open for submissions which would undergo the journals normal peer review process. Funds may be available to cover article processing charges, at the Editors discretion.

Manuscripts should be formatted according to our submission guidelines and submitted via the online submission system. In the submission system please make sure the correct collection title is chosen from the additional information tab. Please also indicate clearly in the covering letter that the manuscript is to be considered for the electronic cigarette collection.

For further information, please email respiratory-research@biomedcentral.com

  1. Content type: Research

    Despite their growing popularity, the potential respiratory toxicity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) remains largely unknown. One potential aspect of e-cigarette toxicity is the effect of e-cigarette v...

    Authors: Rebecca J. Przybyla, Jason Wright, Rajan Parthiban, Saeed Nazemidashtarjandi, Savas Kaya and Amir M. Farnoud

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2017 18:193

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  2. Content type: Research

    Electronic cigarettes (ECs) are battery-operated devices designed to vaporise nicotine, which may help smokers quitting or reducing their tobacco consumption. There is a lack of data on the health effects of E...

    Authors: Riccardo Polosa, Jaymin Bhagwanji Morjaria, Pasquale Caponnetto, Umberto Prosperini, Cristina Russo, Alfio Pennisi and Cosimo Marcello Bruno

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2016 17:166

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  3. Content type: Review

    Due to their similarity to tobacco cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) could play an important role in tobacco harm reduction. However, the public health community remains divided concerning the a...

    Authors: Caroline Franck, Kristian B. Filion, Jonathan Kimmelman, Roland Grad and Mark J. Eisenberg

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2016 17:53

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  4. Content type: Research

    The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) is increasing and there is widespread perception that e-cigs are safe. E-cigs contain harmful chemicals; more research is needed to evaluate the safety of e-cig use. O...

    Authors: Andrew Higham, Nicholas J. W. Rattray, Jennifer A. Dewhurst, Drupad K. Trivedi, Stephen J. Fowler, Royston Goodacre and Dave Singh

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2016 17:56

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  5. Content type: Research

    The potential for adverse respiratory effects following exposure to electronic (e-) cigarette liquid (e-liquid) flavorings remains largely unexplored. Given the multitude of flavor permutations on the market, ...

    Authors: Cara L. Sherwood and Scott Boitano

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2016 17:57

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  6. Content type: Research

    Smoking cessation following lung cancer diagnosis has been found to improve several patient outcomes. Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use is now prevalent within Great Britain, however, use and practice amo...

    Authors: Frances C. Sherratt, Lisa Newson and John K. Field

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2016 17:55

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  7. Content type: Research

    Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is defined as a condition of inflammation in the paranasal sinus mucosa persisting for more than 12 weeks. We previously reported that the prevalence of CRS was about 8 % in China....

    Authors: Wen-Xiang Gao, Chun-Quan Ou, Shu-Bin Fang, Yue-Qi Sun, Hua Zhang, Lei Cheng, Yan-Jun Wang, Dong-Dong Zhu, Wei Lv, Shi-Xi Liu, P. Z. Li, Geng Xu, Jianbo Shi and Qing-Ling Fu

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2016 17:54

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