Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are battery operated nicotine delivery devices that are designed and used in a similar fashion as conventional cigarettes. These devices are presumed to deliver nicotine rapidly to its users without exposure to the many harmful chemicals present in conventional cigarettes.

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    RIVM conducts research on the harmful effects of the use of tobacco and nicotine products. What impact has smoking on health, what makes tobacco and nicotine products attractive and addictive? RIVM aims to support global tobacco policymaking and enforcement of tobacco regulation.