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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 329-332

E-cigarettes: Out of the frying pan into the fire?


Department of Pulmonary Medicine, St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Kavitha Venkatnarayan
3rd Floor, Oncology Block, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru - 560 034, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_11_20

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Electronic nicotine delivery systems were developed over a decade ago to simulate the experience of smoking, although with a lower exposure to toxins than in conventional smoking. However, they have their own unique profile of side effects, some of which can be life threatening. We report the case of a young male, who in a desperate bid to de-addict himself from smoking developed a serious adverse effect related to the e-cigarettes.


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