Report: E-Cigarettes A Mixed Bag


BOSTON, MA (24/7 News Source/WBZ-AM) – When it comes to health, e-cigarettes and vaping seem to be a double-edged sword.

While they've only been on the market for a decade and there's a lot more questions than answers.

On the one hand, they seem to help adults kick the regular cigarette habit.

On the other, they also seem to make kids more likely to try regular cigarettes. This according to a new report of e-cigarettes from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. 

The report released this week, finds that most of these alternative products do emit a variety of poisonous substances, but the amount varies among the countless products on the market.

The review found that kids who try them are twice as likely to try tobacco within a year.

Dr. Nancy Rigotti of Mass General Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is part of the group who issued the report.

Rigotti, was a member of the committee of the that was asked by the Federal Drug Administration to make a report summarizing what's known about the health effects of e-cigarettes.

 She tells WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Laurie Kirby what they have learned about them about them.

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Laurie Kirby reports.

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