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is it bad for you to smoke e cigarettes or are regular cigarettes worse?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Lesser of Evils: E cigarettes are not good for you either but not as terrible as regular cigarettes. That seems like faint praise indeed. Fda notes they have toxic substances, and that they may further some people's nicotine addiction--especially among teenagers and young adults. E cigarettes often make asthma and emphysema worse and much uncertainty remains. Still, yes, they do beat regular cigarettes.

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