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13 Reasons E-Cigarettes are Better Than Smoking

Jaclyn Hughes

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are a commercial bonanza and have reignited the debate about smoking, nicotine, and the alternatives to smoking provided by vaporizing liquid nicotine using ‘vape pens’. But scientific research is still far from clear on the question of whether or not they are truly safe or if they can actually help smokers quit cigarettes. E-cig sales are expanding exponentially and have doubled each year since they hit the market in 2007. The $1.5 billion U.S. e-cigarette business tripled in sales since 2013. Some studies show results that may make them safer than conventional cigarettes, and there is some evidence that e-cigs might make it easier for smokers quit.  Of note, is that E-cig use went from 4.7 percent in 2011 to 10 percent of the U.S. population in 2012 alone. But are they really safe ? The following are 12 reasons that might indicate some Vaping nicotine is not without its drawbacks and especially if marketed to teenagers thinking of smoking. However, initial studies show that fewer health and social hazards exist from vaping nicotine than from smoking conventional cigarettes, and they are as follows:


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