E-cigarettes can reduce mortality rate by 21 percent, reveals study

Evidence has suggested that increased use of e-cigarette can dramatically decrease cigarette smoking among youth and young adults, the researchers said, adding that vaping is likely to provide positive health benefits that outweigh the harm.   

Updated: Jul 16, 2016, 08:54 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A recent study has claimed that usage of e-cigarettes has led to 21 percent drop in smoking - attributable deaths.

Evidence has suggested that increased use of e-cigarette can dramatically decrease cigarette smoking among youth and young adults, the researchers said, adding that vaping is likely to provide positive health benefits that outweigh the harm. 

"E-cigarettes can provide the potential to reduce harm and also improve the public health if used as an alternative to cigarette smoking," said lead author David Levy, Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, US.

However, these e-cigarettes can also increase the harm if people become smokers as a direct consequence of first trying e-cigarettes, the researchers warned.

(With IANS inputs)