Statement on Electronic Cigarettes

Chairs: Robert Bals & Francesco Blasi

The number of individuals that use electronic cigarettes (EC) is quickly increasing. In contrast, only very limited data on the potential harmful effects of ECs' or on their potential usefulness for smoking cessation or harm reduction are available. It is the aim of this TF to collect the results from research on various health-related aspects of EC, to identify gaps in our knowledge of EC, and to make recommendations for filling these gaps.