Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Background papers to the WHO report on electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDS/ENNDS)

Document FCTC/COP/7/11

WHO commissioned four background papers to enable WHO to prepare the WHO report to the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Electronic Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS/ENNDS) (Document FCTC/COP/7/11).

These papers provide some evidence on exposure to aerosol from ENDS/ENNDS, the prevalence of ENDS/ENNDS use and its association with tobacco initiation in youths, the health effects of electronic cigarettes, and the effects of ENDS/ENNDS on tobacco smoking cessation or reduction. The authors, members of academic institutions, have given their permission and approval to the publication of these papers on the WHO website.