The Science of E-Vapor
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) or E-vapor products are a diverse and innovative tobacco product category which holds promise for harm reduction.
E-vapor products generally are battery-powered electronic devices that heat an e-liquid mixture, which creates an aerosol or vapor that is inhaled by the user.
The e-liquid mixture contains tobacco-derived nicotine, as well as varying compositions of flavorings, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and other ingredients.
To support this product category our science is guided by Altria’s Framework for Reduced Harm Products. Review each of the six sections of the framework to access the scientific evidence that supports this product category below:
1Royal College of Physicians, “Nicotine Without the Smoke: Tobacco Harm Reduction,” April 2016.