E-cigarette vapor may be less toxic than cigarettes, study says

September 4, 2014 12:06 AM

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Secondhand vapor created by one brand of electronic cigarette harbors fewer hazardous chemicals than regular cigarette smoke, although the researchers report the finding doesn't leave e-cigarettes in the clear.

The study has caveats. For one, it doesn't examine which hazardous chemicals in e-cig vapor actually make it into the lungs of people nearby. And the scientists looked only at indoor smoking, which is often banned in the United States.

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