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Are e-cigarettes safe? – european lung foundation[uk]
In an article published in the British Medical Journal, Andreas D Flouris and Dimitris N Oikonomou mention a number of reports on e cigarette safety, which show varying results
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detected traces of powerful cancer causing chemicals and found that different brands delivered different amounts of nicotine vapour.
Private research by Health New Zealand also found cancer causing chemicals in products, but concluded that overall e cigarettes are less harmful than normal cigarettes.
The Greek institute Demokritos took a neutral stance on e cigarettes.
The UK Department of Health is not aware of any evidence about the long term safety of e cigarettes and suggest that consumers exercise caution.
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