Are e-cigarettes truly a safer option for smokers?

Are e-cigarettes truly a safer option for smokers?

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Electronic cigarettes have become incredibly popular. They deliver a major dose of nicotine – without the tar and other harmful chemicals found in tobacco.

But in the long run, are these e-cigarettes really a safer option? The answer is a little bit hazy. There hasn't been a great deal of safety research on e-cigarettes, and what safety research is out there is mixed.

Also, e-cigarettes aren't regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but one lung specialist says they may be a helpful tool for people trying to quit smoking.

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