The Electronic Cigarette Induced Oral Cavity Carcinoma - Abstract
The electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), a battery-operated device, was developed to help smokers stop their tobacco addiction. It is handheld electronic device which vaporizes a flavored liquid. The use of e-cigarette has been widely use in Vietnam after it has been invented in 2003 by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik. We describe 2 cases of E-cigarette induced oral cavity carcinoma in HoChiMinh City. Family physician, psychiatrist, dentist, and otolaryngologist should be aware of this potential complication, and highly recommend for oral check up exam in patients smoking E-cigarette for more than 10 years. Limiting market of e-cigarette still under on-going process regulated for FDA (US Food Drug Administration). If you have any patient who experienced an unexpected health or safety issue with a specific tobacco product, you can report an adverse experience to FDA.