Washington DC: This is a good news for all smokers who wants to quit the habit. A new study has found that e-cigarettes can help smokers kick the cigarette addiction by turning to the electronic version of butts that won`t go up in smoke.
The findings found no evidence that a commercially available e-cigarette vapor promotes the development of cancer in laboratory cells.
In contrast, smoke from a reference cigarette was positive for cancer-promoting activity at very low concentrations.
The study suggest that e-cigarettes may provide a safer alternative to smokers than the traditional cigarettes.
Lead author Damien Breheny said, "This is the first time this particular test, the Bhas 42 assay, has been used to compare tobacco and nicotine products."
Breheny added, "It is one of a series of tests being developed and refined by British American Tobacco to compare the relative biological effects of e-cigarettes and tobacco-heating products with conventional cigarettes."
The study appears in the journal Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis.
(With ANI inputs)