Problems of Forensic Sciences

E-cigarettes, e-liquids and drug vaping – forensic perspectives on electronic nicotine delivery

Data publikacji: 26.03.2024

Problems of Forensic Sciences (Z Zagadnień Nauk Sądowych), 2023, 135, s. 239 - 254



Maciej Kycler
Katedra i Zakład Medycyny Sądowej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu, Poznań, Polska
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Szymon Rzepczyk
Katedra i Zakład Medycyny Sądowej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu, Poznań, Polska
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Jacob van der Veer
Katedra i Zakład Medycyny Sądowej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu, Poznań, Polska
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Paweł Świderski
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Czesław Żaba
Katedra i Zakład Medycyny Sądowej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu, Poznań, Polska
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Electronic cigarettes are devices that produce an aerosol by heating e-liquid. Their history can be traced back to the 20th century but their popularity exponentially increased in the 21st century. Multiple generations and types of e-cigarettes are available on the market with an astounding choice of e-liquids. They gained popularity in almost all countries and among all age groups. The regulation concerning them varies drastically across the world. The health impact is still not fully understood. Although e-cigarettes contain less toxic substances compared to regular cigarettes their use is still not harmless. Some studies suggest a correlation between e-cigarettes and cardiovascular diseases and a potential cancer risk. However, the most noticeable is the effect on the respiratory system. There have been reported cases of fatal respiratory failure caused by e-cigarette use. There has been an increased interest in using e-cigarettes for recreational drug use, notably cannabinoids. E-liquids have been used in suicide attempts. They are usually ingested causing potentially lethal poisoning. Furthermore, lung biopsy and extensive medical history analysis should be the cornerstone of forensic examination of deaths involving e-cigarettes.


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E-cigarettes, e-liquids and drug vaping – forensic perspectives on electronic nicotine delivery



Maciej Kycler
Katedra i Zakład Medycyny Sądowej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu, Poznań, Polska
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Paweł Świderski
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Czesław Żaba
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Katedra i Zakład Medycyny Sądowej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu, Poznań, Polska

Publikacja: 26.03.2024

Otrzymano: 08.08.2023

Zaakceptowano: 10.10.2023

Status artykułu: Otwarte __T_UNLOCK

Licencja: CC BY-NC-ND  ikona licencji

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Maciej Kycler (Autor) - 20%
Szymon Rzepczyk (Autor) - 20%
Jacob van der Veer (Autor) - 20%
Paweł Świderski (Autor) - 20%
Czesław Żaba (Autor) - 20%

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Angielski, Polski

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Kycler M, Rzepczyk S, van der Veer J, Świderski P, Żaba C.
E-cigarettes, e-liquids and drug vaping – forensic perspectives on electronic nicotine delivery
. Problems of Forensic Sciences (Z Zagadnień Nauk Sądowych). 2024;2023 (135): 239-254