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Traditional Cigarettes vs. E-Cigarettes: What’s the Harm?


by Amy Kraft

Over the last decade, e-cigarettes have become a $1.5 billion industry. Yet the research on their safety has been scant. The benefits and risks of e-cigarettes are currently being studied, but their popularity has far outpaced the science.

“We should focus on evidence, not theories,” said Dr. Stanton Glantz, a professor in the department of medicine and director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UC San Francisco.

A major hurdle in studying e-cigarettes is the fact that there is no standardization across manufacturers; one product is vastly different from the next. However, Glantz said that research does show that they are not harm-free.

Here we compare the ingredients in traditional cigarettes versus e-cigarettes and outline some of the health research.|Addictioncom&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


In my opinion vaporizers are a healthier alternative to cigarettes. Half of the people who smoke cigarettes die from that addiction, which is why after several years of smoking I decided to give vaping a try. All I know is that after switching to vaping I never had to use my asthma inhaler again. Plus I don’t have a cold or sore throat every few months.


The UK government reckons they’re 95% safer than cigarettes.


Harvard study: Chemical linked to ‘popcorn lung’ found in most e-cigarette juices