Turkish Thoracic Society's Statement Report on Electronic Cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products

Cetinkay P. D., Bostan P. P., Salepci B., GÖREK DİLEKTAŞLI A., Elbek O., Kucuk F. C. U., ...More

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.23, no.4, pp.296-301, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2022.22018
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.296-301
  • Keywords: Electronic cigarettes, heated tobacco products, tobacco addiction, NICOTINE DELIVERY-SYSTEMS, SMOKERS, SMOKING, HARM
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Tobacco addiction, which causes the death of more than 8.5 million people in the world every year, is a preventable global public health problem. There are 1.1 billion adult smokers worldwide and 60% of them desire or intend to quit but unfortunately, the tobacco industry continues to profit at the expense of people's lives by marketing electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products as a smoking cessation method and they continue to poison young people with new threat tobacco products, promising a "smoke-free future" Turkish Thoracic Society is actively involved in the implementation of the National Tobacco Control Program to protect public health and has warned and raised awareness of new threats to the youth, such as electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products. The purpose of this report is to provide information about electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products and to present TTJ's position on the subject.