Electronic cigarettes appear to help adults quit smoking

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Electronic cigarettes appear to help adults quit smoking: Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5pm on January 23, 2018. (WPVI)

Electronic cigarettes can be addictive and do appear to lure teenagers into smoking conventional cigarettes.

However, a report from the National Academies of Science says they also appear to help adults quit smoking.

The report is the first to review all the current research on e-cigarettes.

It found exposure is about the same as for tobacco cigarettes, but e-cigarettes emit less of other toxic chemicals.

They say e-cigarettes have one clear danger - exploding and catching fire.

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