Vaping Health Studies

Vaping health studies and research

Health risks of vaping e-cigarettes have been going on since their inception.  Here is a comprehsensive list of vaping studies done on e-cigarettes.  As more stufides are pbulished, we will continue to add the links to this page.


  1. A rapid method for the chromatographic analysis of volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath of tobacco cigarette and electronic cigarette smokers September 2015
  2. An Assessment of Indoor Air Quality before, during and after Unrestricted Use of E-Cigarettes in a Small Room May 2015
  3. Are Metals Emitted from Electronic Cigarettes a Reason for Health Concern? A Risk-Assessment Analysis of Currently Available Literature May 2015
  4. Associations Between E-Cigarette Type, Frequency of Use, and Quitting Smoking: Findings From a Longitudinal Online Panel Survey in Great Britain April 2015
  5. Biochemically verified smoking cessation and vaping beliefs among vape store customers April 2015
  6. Characterisation of mainstream and passive vapours emitted by selected electronic cigarettes January 2015
  7. Development of an in vitro cytotoxicity model for aerosol exposure using 3D reconstructed human airway tissue; application for assessment of e-cigarette aerosol July 2015
  8. E-Cigarettes and Smoking Cessation: Evidence from a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis March 2015
  9. E-cigarettes: An evidence update – A report commissioned by Public Health England August 2015
  10. E-cigarettes generate high levels of aldehydes only in ‘dry puff’ conditions May 2015
  11. Effect of variable power levels on the yield of total aerosol mass and formation of aldehydes in e-cigarette aerosols December 2015
  12. Electronic cigarette use and harm reversal: emerging evidence in the lung April 2015
  13. Electronic cigarettes induce DNA strand breaks and cell death independently of nicotine in cell lines November 2015
  14. Enquête sur l’usage de la cigarette électronique et du tabac en milieu scolaire April 2015
  15. Evaluation of E-Cigarette Liquid Vapor and Mainstream Cigarette Smoke after Direct Exposure of Primary Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells April 2015
  16. Explaining the effects of electronic cigarettes on craving for tobacco in recent quitters January 2015
  17. Highly Reactive Free Radicals in Electronic Cigarette Aerosols August 2015
  18. How do Electronic Cigarettes affect Adolescent Smoking? April 2015
  19. Is the use of electronic cigarettes while smoking associated with smoking cessation attempts, cessation and reduced cigarette consumption? A survey with a 1-year follow-up July 2015
  20. Nicotine absorption from electronic cigarette use: comparison between experienced consumers (vapers) and naïve users (smokers) June 2015
  21. Nicotine Levels and Presence of Selected Tobacco-Derived Toxins in Tobacco Flavoured Electronic Cigarette Refill Liquids March 2015
  22. Particulate Matter from Electronic Cigarettes and Conventional Cigarettes: a Systematic Review and Observational Study October 2015
  23. Patterns of Electronic Cigarette Use Among American Adults October 2015
  24. Perceived relative harm of electronic cigarettes over time and impact on subsequent use. A survey with 1-year and 2-year follow-ups October 2015
  25. Real-world effectiveness of e-cigarettes when used to aid smoking cessation: a cross-sectional population study August 2015
  26. Toxicity Assessment of Refill Liquids for Electronic Cigarettes April 2015
  27. Vapors Produced by Electronic Cigarettes and E-Juices with Flavorings Induce Toxicity, Oxidative Stress, and Inflammatory Response in Lung Epithelial Cells and in Mouse Lung February 2015


  1. Aerosol deposition doses in the human respiratory tree of electronic cigarette smokers October 2014
  2. A systematic review of health effects of electronic cigarettes October 2014
  3. Acute effects of using an electronic nicotine-delivery device (electronic cigarette) on myocardial function: comparison with the effects of regular cigarettes June 2014
  4. Acute electronic cigarette use: nicotine delivery and subjective effects in regular users January 2014
  5. A Longitudinal Study of Electronic Cigarette Use in a Population-based Sample of Adult Smokers: Association with Smoking Cessation and Motivation to Quit October 2014
  6. A longitudinal study of electronic cigarette users February 2014
  7. Apparent Lack of Cytotoxicity in Brands of e-Liquids Previously Reported as Being Cytotoxic  March 2014
  8. ASH fact sheet on Use of electronic cigarettes in Great Britain April 2014
  9. Carbonyl Compounds in Electronic Cigarette Vapors—Effects of Nicotine Solvent and Battery Output Voltage April 2014
  10. Characteristics, Perceived Side Effects and Benefits of Electronic Cigarette Use: A Worldwide Survey of More than 19,000 Consumers April 2014
  11. Chemical evaluation of electronic cigarettes February 2014
  12. Cigarettes vs. e-cigarettes: Passive exposure at home measured by means of airborne marker and biomarkers November 2014
  13. Comment on E-Cigarettes and Cardiovascular Risk: Beyond Science and Mysticism May 2014
  14. Comparative In Vitro Toxicity Profile of Electronic and Tobacco Cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Products: E-Liquids, Extracts and Collected Aerosols October 2014
  15. Comparison of Select Analytes in Exhaled Aerosol from E-Cigarettes with Exhaled Smoke from a Conventional Cigarette and Exhaled Breaths October 2014
  16. Dependence levels in users of electronic cigarettes, nicotine gums and tobacco cigarettes December 2014
  17. Determinants and prevalence of e-cigarette use throughout the European Union: a secondary analysis of 26.566 youth and adults from 27 Countries June 2014
  18. E-Cigarette Versus Nicotine Inhaler: Comparing the Perceptions and Experiences of Inhaled Nicotine Devices May 2014
  19. Effectiveness of the Electronic Cigarette: An Eight-Week Flemish Study with Six-Month Follow-up on Smoking Reduction, Craving and Experienced Benefits and Complaints November 2014
  20. Effect of Smoking Abstinence and Reduction in Asthmatic Smokers Switching to Electronic Cigarettes: Evidence for Harm Reversal May 2014
  21. Effects of Duration of Electronic Cigarette Use March 2014
  22. Effects of User Puff Topography, Device Voltage, and Liquid Nicotine Concentration on Electronic Cigarette Nicotine Yield: Measurements and Model Predictions September 2014
  23. Electronic Cigarettes and Conventional Cigarette Use Among US Adolescents March 2014
  24. Electronic Cigarettes Are a Source of Thirdhand Exposure to Nicotine July 2014
  25. Electronic Cigarettes Are Effective for Smoking Cessation: Evidence From a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis December 2014
  26. Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation and reduction December 2014
  27. Estimating the Harms of Nicotine-Containing Products Using the MCDA Approach April 2014
  28. Evaluation of electronic cigarette liquids and aerosol for the presence of selected inhalation toxins September 2014
  29. Impact of EU Ban on Higher Nicotine E-Cigarettes on Tobacco Smoking February 2014
  30. Is there any legal and scientific basis for classifying electronic cigarettes as medications? April 2014
  31. Nicotine absorption from electronic cigarette use: comparison between first and new-generation devices January 2014
  32. Nicotine blood levels and short-term smoking reduction with an electronic nicotine delivery system March 2014
  33. Nicotine Intake From Electronic Cigarettes on Initial Use and After 4 Weeks of Regular Use August 2014
  34. Particulate Metals and Organic Compounds from Electronic and Tobacco-containing Cigarettes: Comparison of Emission Rates and Secondhand Exposure August 2014
  35. Real-world effectiveness of e-cigarettes when used to aid smoking cessation: A cross-sectional population study February 2014
  36. Safety evaluation and risk assessment of electronic cigarettes as tobacco cigarette substitutes: a systematic review March 2014
  37. Short-term effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes on exhaled nitric oxide April 2014
  38. Success rates with nicotine personal vaporizers: a prospective 6-month pilot study of smokers not intending to quit November 2014
  39. The Case in Favor of E-Cigarettes for Tobacco Harm Reduction June 2014
  40. The effect of e-cigarette exposure on airway epithelial cell gene expression and transformation. January 2014
  41. Which Nicotine Products Are Gateways to Regular Use? December 2014


  1. Acute electronic cigarette use: nicotine delivery and subjective effects in regular users August 2013
  2. Acute impact of active and passive electronic cigarette smoking on serum cotinine and lung function February 2013
  3. Adverse effects of e-cigarette exposures December 2013
  4. A fresh look at tobacco harm reduction: the case for the electronic cigarette October 2013
  5. A longitudinal study of electronic cigarette users October 2013
  6. Analysis of refill liquids for electronic cigarettes May 2013
  7. A toxicological review of the propylene glycols May 2013
  8. Awareness and ever use of electronic cigarettes among US adults, 2010–2011 January 2013
  9. Carboxyhaemoglobin levels, health and lifestyle perceptions in smokers converting from tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes September 2013
  10. Chronic idiopathic neutrophilia in a smoker, relieved after smoking cessation with the use of electronic cigarette: a case report January 2013
  11. Comparison of the aerosol produced by electronic cigarettes with conventional cigarettes and the shisha April 2013
  12. Comparison of the Cytotoxic Potential of Cigarette Smoke and Electronic Cigarette Vapour Extract on Cultured Myocardial Cells October 2013
  13. Cytotoxicity evaluation of electronic cigarette vapor extract on cultured mammalian fibroblasts (ClearStream-LIFE): comparison with tobacco cigarette smoke extract May 2013
  14. E-Cigarettes: prevalence and attitudes in Great Britain March 2013
  15. Effectiveness and tolerability of electronic cigarette in real-life: a 24-month prospective observational study July 2013
  16. Effects of electronic cigarette use on the elastic properties of the ascending aorta in healthy subjects: comparison with the effects of tobacco cigarettes 2013
  17. Efficiency and Safety of an eLectronic cigAreTte (ECLAT) as Tobacco Cigarettes Substitute: A Prospective 12-Month Randomized Control Design Study June 2013
  18. Electronic cigarettes: effective nicotine delivery after acute administration January 2013
  19. Electronic cigarette use among Korean adolescents: a cross-sectional study of market penetration, dual use, and relationship to quit attempts and former smoking November 2013
  20. Evaluating Nicotine Levels Selection and Patterns of Electronic Cigarette Use in a Group of “Vapers” Who Had Achieved Complete Substitution of Smoking September 2013
  21. Evaluation of Electronic Cigarette Use (Vaping) Topography and Estimation of Liquid Consumption: Implications for Research Protocol Standards Definition and for Public Health Authorities’ Regulation June 2013
  22. Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: a randomised controlled trial September 2013
  23. Identification of toxicants in cinnamon-flavored electronic cigarette refill fluids October 2013
  24. Immediate effects of electronic cigarette use on coronary circulation and blood carboxyhemoglobin levels: comparison with cigarette smoking August 2013
  25. Impact of an Electronic Cigarette on Smoking Reduction and Cessation in Schizophrenic Smokers: A Prospective 12-Month Pilot Study January 2013
  26. Impact of Flavour Variability on Electronic Cigarette Use Experience: An Internet Survey December 2013
  27. In vitro particle size distributions in electronic and conventional cigarette aerosols suggest comparable deposition patterns February 2013
  28. Levels of selected carcinogens and toxicants in vapour from electronic cigarettes January 2013
  29. Metal and Silicate Particles Including Nanoparticles Are Present in Electronic Cigarette Cartomizer Fluid and Aerosol March 2013
  30. Nicotine content of electronic cigarettes, its release in vapour and its consistency across batches: regulatory implications December 2013
  31. Nicotine Safety in the Context of E-Cigarette Use & Tobacco Dependance November 2013
  32. Peering through the mist: What does the chemistry of contaminants in electronic cigarettes tell us about health risks? August 2013
  33. Perceived efficacy of e-cigarettes versus nicotine replacement therapy among successful e-cigarette users: a qualitative approach. March 2013
  34. Secondhand Exposure to Vapors From Electronic Cigarettes November 2013
  35. Trends in use of electronic nicotine delivery systems by adolescents September 2013
  36. Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) impairs indoor air quality and increases FeNO levels of e-cigarette consumers December 2013
  37. “Vaping” profiles and preferences: an online survey of electronic cigarette users March 2013


  1. Acute effects of electronic and tobacco cigarette smoking on complete blood count October 2012
  2. Acute effects of using an electronic nicotine-delivery device (e-cigarette) on myocardial function: comparison with the effects of regular cigarettes 2012
  3. Acute pulmonary effects of using an e-cigarette: impact on respiratory flow resistance, impedance and exhaled nitric oxide. June 2012
  4. Characterization
    of chemicals released to the environment by electronic cigarettes use
    (ClearStream-AIR project): is passive vaping a reality?
    September 2012
  5. Clinical laboratory assessment of the abuse liability of an electronic cigarette January 2012
  6. Comparison of electronic cigarette refill fluid cytotoxicity using embryonic and adult models 2012
  7. Comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke on indoor air quality October 2012
  8. Does e-cigarette consumption cause passive vaping? July 2012
  9. Effect of a nicotine-free inhalator as part of a smoking-cessation programme. May 2012
  10. Electronic cigarettes: achieving a balanced perspective January 2012
  11. Electronic cigarettes: an evaluation of exposure to chemicals and fine particulate matter (PM) August 2012
  12. Electronic
    cigarettes deliver similar levels of nicotine and reduce exposure to
    combustion toxicants after switching from tobacco cigarettes.
    2012 p.42
  13. Evaluation of changes in hemodynamic parameters after the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems among regular cigarette smokers 2012
  14. MHRA funded research on electronic cigarettes 2012
  15. Observations on acceptance of the electronic cigarette – Results at three months November 2012
  16. Suggested
    protocol for estimation of harmful and potentially harmful constituents
    in mainstream aerosols generated by electronic delivery systems (ENDS)
    March 2012
  17. The electronic-cigarette: Effects on desire to smoke, withdrawal symptoms and cognition 2012
  18. The Emerging Phenomenon of Electronic Cigarettes February 2012




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