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 New study confirms that chemicals in electronic
 cigarettes pose minimal health risk


 E-cigarette users can breathe a little easier today.  A study just released by Professor Igor  
 Burstyn, Drexel  University School of Public
 Health, confirms that chemicals in electronic
 cigarettes (e-cigarettes) pose no health concern
 for users or bystanders.  This is the first
 definitive study of e-cigarette chemistry and
 finds that there are no health concerns based  
 on generally accepted exposure limits.

 E-cigarettes are devices that heat a nicotine
 solution to create an aerosol (called “vapor”)  that the user inhales, similar to smoking a
 cigarette.  They are used as a low-risk substitute  for smoking by millions of former
 smokers, and their increasing popularity seems to  account for the current downward trend
 in smoking in the U.S. and some other countries.  While experts agree that the risks posed
 by e-cigarettes are significantly less than those  posed by smoking, there had been some
 debate about how much lower the risk was.  

 By reviewing over 9,000 observations about the chemistry of the vapor and the liquid in e-
 cigarettes, Dr. Burstyn was able to determine that the levels of contaminants e-cigarette
 users are exposed to are insignificant, far below levels that would pose any health risk.  Additionally, there is no health risk to bystanders.  Proposals to ban e-cigarettes in places
 where smoking is banned have been based on concern there is a potential risk to
 bystanders, but the study shows there is no concern....
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