Vaping victory? New study shows e-cigs are dramatically less harmful than cigarettes

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UNITED KINGDOM — E-cigarettes may not lead to smoking regular cigarettes, and a new review suggests they’re dramatically less harmful than cigarettes.

A UK review of multiple studies concluded that e-cigs are a 95 percent less harmful alternative to tobacco.

The study was commissioned by Public Health England.

It goes as far to suggest that e-cigarettes may be contributing to falling smoking rates among adults and young people.

Researchers found that nearly all of the UK’s 2.6 million adults using e-cigarettes are current or ex-smokers.

It comes as a new study in this country will suggest e-cigs may be a gateway to traditional cigarettes for kids.



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