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.