Electronic cigarettes? What are they? Are they healthier than normal tobacco?

What does scientific literature say? Listen to Vortex 2/3/2015 show and find out whether Australia or any country should allow electronic cigarettes to be freely sold, if scientific evidence is used as a guideline. What does Dr M think about smoking, would she recommend electronic cigarettes for her kids?

Callahan-Lyon. Electronic cigarettes: human health effects


Truman et al. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (“E-cigarettes”) Review of Safety and Smoking Cessation Efficacy


Hecht et al. Evaluation of Toxicant and Carcinogen Metabolites in the Urine of e-Cigarette Users Versus Cigarette Smokers


WHO report on electronic cigarettes


Top 10 leading causes for death worldwide (WHO)


Nanoparticles in tobacco smoke


E-cigarette smoke impairs the immune system function


Extra knowledge bits



Listen to the show

Radio 4EB has had difficulties with their On Demand service so we need to offer our podcast here without music due to copyright infringements.

Here is the podcast and the list of songs that were played during the show. If you listen to podcast, stop for every sting (short advertisement) and select a song that fits the talked subject.


The First Vortex Show Aired 02.03.2015 

1. Deep Purple - Smoke on The Water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUwEIt9ez7M

2. Kelly Clarkson - Addicted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rx20pWkyac

3. Nightwish - Forever Yours https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AOXR5Uj8G8

4. Habib Koite - Cigarette Abana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYvc1IILQMU