Are E-Cigs Safer?


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You’ve probably seen more and more people puffing away at those electronic cigarettes lately. And as a concept they’re great- smokers weaning themselves off of the real thing with this supposedly safer alternative. But are they really any better? Trace has the lowdown on E-Cigs.

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How Electronic Cigarettes Work
http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/everyday-innovations/electronic-cigarette.htm
“Electronic cigarettes, also known as smokeless cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, are an alternative method of consuming nicotine, the addictive chemical found in tobacco. Manufacturers often design e-cigarettes to look like regular cigarettes, but they contain no tobacco and don’t require a match — or any flame at all.”

Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: a randomised controlled trial
http://press.thelancet.com/ecigarettes.pdf
” Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) can deliver nicotine and mitigate tobacco withdrawal and are used by many smokers to assist quit attempts. We investigated whether e-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine patches at helping smokers to quit.”

Electronic cigarettes growing in popularity with teens
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-e-cigarettes-20130906,0,2387959.story
“E-cigarette use by teenagers has doubled since 2011. Health experts say the devices are being marketed to youths, putting them at risk for addiction to nicotine and regular cigarettes.”

E-cigarettes contain chemicals that make some ‘as harmful as normal tobacco
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2402108/E-cigarettes-harmful-cigarettes-cause-cancer-claims-study.html
“Electronic cigarettes contain carcinogenic chemicals that make some as harmful as normal tobacco, a new French study has claimed.”

E-cigarettes still contain carcinogens, pose health risks, study says
http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/08/27/E-cigarettes-still-contain-carcinogens-pose-health-risks-study-says/1981377654212/
“E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes that vaporize liquid nicotine, are marketed as a healthier alternative to the real thing because they don’t contain tobacco. But a new report from France’s National Consumer Institute has echoed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s previous concerns about so-called ‘vaping.'”

Report: e-cigarettes are ‘potentially carcinogenic’
http://www.thelocal.fr/20130826/e-cigarettes-are-potentially-carcinogenic
“Electronic cigarettes are “not as safe” as their manufacturers make them out to be and they are ‘potentially carcinogenic’, according to a report by a French consumer association which may worry France’s one million e-cigarette users.”

Study: E-cigarettes work as well as patches to help smokers quit
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/9/8/study-finds-e-cigarettesworkaswellaspatchestohelpsmokersquit.html
“Smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes to try to kick their habit are at least as likely as users of nicotine patches to succeed in quitting or cutting back, according to research published Sunday in the British medical journal The Lancet.”

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