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EffiCiency and Safety of an eLectronic cigAreTte (ECLAT) as Tobacco Cigarettes Substitute: A Prospective 12-Month Randomized Control Design Study

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Image of the product tested in the study.

The “Categoria” electronic cigarette is a three-piece model consisting of a disposable inhaler/mouthpiece (the cartridge), an atomizer and a rechargeable battery (the cigarette body). Disposable cartridges used in this study looked like tobacco cigarette’s filters containing an absorbent material saturated with a liquid solution of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin in which different concentrations of nicotine or an aroma were dissolved. The cigarette body contains a rechargeable 3.7 V-90 mAh lithium-ion battery that activates the heating element in the atomizer.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0066317.g002