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New Study Finds E-Cigs Less Harmful Than Real Cigarettes. Finally.

Published On 08/19/2015 Published On 08/19/2015

Forget nicotine patches, grab a vape.

If you want to get off cigs, a new independent evidence review proves e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful to your health than normal cigarettes, and suggests that they might help smokers quit tobacco altogether. *vape drop*

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The study, published by Public Health England, is meant to address the incorrectly held view that e-cigarettes are "undermining falling smoking rates." In fact, says Ann McNeill, an independent author of the review and a professor at King's College London, "The evidence consistently finds that e-cigarettes are another tool for stopping smoking and in my view smokers should try vaping and vapers should stop smoking entirely."

According to the study, more and more evidence suggests that some of the highest quit rates are being seen among smokers who switch from tobacco cigarettes for the lesser evil of e-cigarettes. 

Also, they light up in pretty colors. So there's that.


Michelle No is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor and her favorite lesser evil is ice. cold. beer. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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