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E-cigarettes may be more harmful than beneficial according to evidence-based research

20:00 EDT 13 Mar 2018 | AAAS

(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has grown rapidly in the United States over the past decade. E-cigarettes may help cigarette smokers quit smoking, but they may also encourage transitions to start smoking cigarettes. Based on available evidence, Dartmouth researchers quantified the balance of health benefits and harms associated with e-cigarette use at the population level and found that e-cigarettes could substantially increase the number of adolescents and young adults who eventually become cigarette smokers.

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