Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are rapidly gaining their shares in the tobacco market. Not only are they marketed as a less harmful alternative to regular tobacco products, they are also gaining a reputation as fashionable life-style accessories. Nevertheless, voices from diverse scientific and societal areas raise concerns about the supposed “benevolence” of e-cigarettes. For example, e-cigarettes may reduce the perception especially of adolescents to the harm of smoking [
]. In this line, a recent meta-analysis found that e-cigarette users are at a higher risk to continue consuming regular tobacco products on the longer term [
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Published online: March 27, 2020
Accepted: March 18, 2020
Received in revised form: March 11, 2020
Received: March 5, 2020
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- PreviewE-cigarette use is increasingly common. Whether e-cigarettes are harmful to human health is an intensely debated subject. In order to investigate whether e-cigarettes with and without nicotine cause different vascular responses, we obtained blood samples from healthy young volunteers who performed brief active e-cigarette inhalations. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) of endothelial and platelet origin were measured to determine vascular changes.