One in five teens have tried e-cigarettes, a British study finds

March 31, 2015 12:04 AM

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LONDON (Reuters) - One in five teenagers have experimented with e-cigarettes, a large study of British school students showed on Tuesday, fuelling debate about the widespread availability of the electronic devices.

Many experts view the metal tubes that heat nicotine-laced liquid into an inhalable vapor as a lower-risk alternative to smoking. But questions remain about long-term safety and their use among impressionable adolescents.

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