As a doctor of chiropractic, I am often asked whether e-cigarettes (also known as vapor cigarettes) are better for the body than regular cigarettes. The e-cigarettes are often thought to be safer because they contain fewer carcinogens than regular cigarettes, and can be used as a way to quit smoking altogether.
I am not personally familiar with the emerging body of research on e-cigarettes, so I have hesitated to formulate an opinion. However, an article in Dynamic Chiropractic points to a number of resources that have been produced by public health entities. I hope you will find these helpful:
The Surgeon General has an infographic webpage devoted to e-cigarettes called "Know the Risks."
The Surgeon General also has a printable fact sheet on e-cigarettes.
The American Heart Association has produced a printable fact sheet on e-cigarettes and public health.
The American Lung Assocation has a webpage devoted to e-cigarettes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) have a webpage dedicated to e-cigarettes, with links at the bottom to additional resources including a video and additional tip sheets.
There are a number of other resources available online if you search for the term "e-cigarette fact sheet", but I have not linked to them here because some of them are several years old and may not adequately reflect recent scientific findings.
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