[...] we ask Dr. Lion Shahab, one of the UK's leading experts on e-cigarettes and smoking, about the safety of e-cigarettes, or vaping, in comparison to smoking cigarettes.
Are e-cigarettes healthier than cigarettes?
Yes. Growing consensus suggests that e-cigarettes confer no more than 5% of the health risks associated with smoking. This is primarily due to the fact that e-cigarettes do not involve combustion which leads to the formation of harmful toxic and cancer-causing compounds.