Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-TE-00004153
Title: Awareness and knowledge about usage of e-cigarettes and risk of cardiovascular disease among smokers
Category: Toxicity evaluation
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: E-cigarettes, also called a vape pens, e-cigars, or vaping devices, are electronic nicotine delivering systems, which gives an aerosolized mixture containing flavor liquids and nicotine that is inhaled by the users. Regardless of the design, each device has a common functioning system. E-cigarettes are composed of rechargeable lithium battery, vaporization chamber, and a cartridge. Aim: The aim of the study was to create awareness and knowledge about usage of e-cigarettes and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among smokers. Materials and Methods: It is a questionnaire-based survey. A set of 15 questions was framed and was conducted among 100 youngsters who use e-cigarettes, in an online forum, survey planet. The results were analyzed and were computerized. Results: About 74% of youngsters are aware of e-cigarettes and its adverse effects, whereas 40% of them are suffering from CVD and unaware of the nicotine consumption. Hence, a proper awareness to be created among the youngsters to quit smoking. Conclusion: Therefore, further research should establish under short-term effects and adverse effect of e-cigarettes usage and also the risk of CVD among the smokers. Ultimately, we need to underscore the need for prevention control and awareness to be created among the vulnerable population group such as youngster and children.

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    M. Rangeela, R. V. Geetha*

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    Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. V. Geetha, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    M. Rangeela, R. V. Geetha*

    Title:Awareness and knowledge about usage of e-cigarettes and risk of cardiovascular disease among smokers
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (October )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2537-2540)
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    Methodology:Cardiovascular disease, Awareness and knowledge
    Research Materials:E-cigarettes

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Cardiovascular disease E-cigarettes Smoking

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