Home | Clinical New E-cigarette risks highlighted Written by: Mark Greener | Published: 06 October 2014 Cigarette smoke contains at least 70 known carcinogens1 and switching a million smokers to e-cigarettes could prevent more than 6000 premature deaths in the UK annually.2 However, e-cigarettes' short-term effects include eye and respiratory irritation and the vapour contains certain carcinogens and other toxins. E-cigarettes' long-term safety is unknown and using epidemiology to ascertain the risk would probably take more than 30 years.2 Against this background, a new study shows thaPlease login or register to read the rest of the article and to have access to downloads and comments. What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright. See Terms and Conditions.