Electronic cigarettes have been the single greatest advancement in tobacco harm reduction since scientists proved a link between smoking and cancer in the 1960s. While the use of electronic cigarettes is not without risk, studies have shown that they are far healthier than combustible products. Georgetown University Medical Center recently estimated that replacing combustible cigarettes with e-cigarettes over 10 years would result in 6.6 million fewer premature deaths in the United States. One reason for this is because electronic cigarettes, unlike combustible products, “do not contain cancer-causing tar because they don’t burn tobacco.”
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