Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have emerged onto the public market as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes; however, science is inconclusive as e-cigarettes have not been thoroughly investigated, including their short- and long-term risks and benefits (1, 2). The question arises of whether e-cigarettes will become the future tobacco crisis. This paper connects the precautionary principle to the use of e-cigarettes in an effort to guide decision-makers in the prevention of adverse health outcomes and societal costs.
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Bush, Ashley M.; Holsinger, James W. Jr.; and Prybil, Lawrence D., "Employing the Precautionary Principle to Evaluate the Use of E-Cigarettes" (2016). Health Management and Policy Faculty Publications. 7.