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Are e cigarettes and vapor cigarettes just as harmful as real cigarettes? Can they cause cancer as well or are they better for you?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Addiction

If you are trying to stop smoking tobacco, they may help you.
If you are thinking of taking up e-cigs as a non-smoker, you are VERY ill-advised. You're asking to become a slave to the most potent of all addictions. The cancer risk is probably real though not really so high. But who wants to a slave to something that's not even really any fun?

In brief: Addiction

If you are trying to stop smoking tobacco, they may help you.
If you are thinking of taking up e-cigs as a non-smoker, you are VERY ill-advised. You're asking to become a slave to the most potent of all addictions. The cancer risk is probably real though not really so high. But who wants to a slave to something that's not even really any fun?
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