How vaping affects the ocular surface – ModernMedicine

My father began smoking unfiltered tobacco cigarettes when he was 16 years old. When he was 49, he died of lung cancer. My brother started smoking in college—he has quit smoking, only to begin again more times than I care to remember. Each battle was accompanied by the side effects of nicotine withdrawal that include anxiety, depression, insomnia, and weight gain. Smoking is a topic that is top of mind for me and for my patients.

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Growing vaping community

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are devices designed to deliver nicotine in a solution rather than smoke without tobacco combustion. Perceived by consumers as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are aggressively marketed as lifestyle-choice consumables.

An e-cigarette or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a battery-powered vaporizer that simulates tobacco smoking. E-cigarettes or vape pens (vape means to inhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device) and vape mods are similar devices but are so called because of the specific vaporizing materials they use: e-cigarettes

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