“We know that e-cigarettes have fewer toxins than traditional cigarettes, but we can’t say that e-cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, as we don’t know whether that translates to a reduced risk of cancer or other health problems,” says Dr. Hyland.
Some of the fastest-growing methods of nicotine delivery are electronic products. But because many of these devices are so new, little is known about the benefits — and the risks — of using them.
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In an effort to stop the tobacco industry from targeting younger generations, the U.S. government took aim at youth vaping early this year, banning some e-cigarette flavors — like mint and fruit flavors.
Evidence has shown that e-cigarettes can be less harmful to a person’s health in the short-term when someone who regularly smokes completely switches to them, but they still deliver aerosols and other harmful chemicals.
Studies show that the overall number and levels of toxins are much lower in vaping products compared with conventional cigarettes, which, in comparison, are incredibly toxic, with thousands of chemicals and dozens of carcinogens that cause harm to every organ system in the body.
There is an ongoing debate over the safety of e-cigarettes as the trend continues to grow in popularity. So the question remains: Are e-cigarettes good or bad?