Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:457–458 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-0942-8 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Hidden risks of electronic cigarettes to patients undergoing plastic surgery Johann Jeevaratnam & Roshan Vijayan & Adam Blackburn Received: 9 February 2014 /Accepted: 20 February 2014 /Published online: 11 March 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, not without implication to the patient undergoing plastic sur- In recent years, we have noted an increase in the use of gery. Analysis of e-cigarette vapour shows a level of nicotine electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) within our operative cohort. at least comparable to conventional cigarettes . Indeed, the In 2013, an estimated 1.3 million individuals were using e- potential for nicotine delivery by these devices may even be cigarettes in the UK . higher than the conventional cigarette, with greater social E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices, which deliver a acceptability allowing users to circumvent existing smoking non-tobacco-derived warm vaporised smokeless stream of bans in public places and their less self-limiting nature facil- nicotine to the user. Although e-cigarettes are not explicitly itating a greater number of inhalations per smoking episode. marketed as a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes, Such is the permissive attitude toward these devices that we the public may be forgiven
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 1, 2014
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera