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New E-cigarette risks highlighted

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Cigarette smoke contains at least 70 known carcinogens1 and switching a million smokers to e-cigarettes could prevent more than 6000 premature deaths in the UK annually.2 However, e-cigarettes' short-term effects include eye and respiratory irritation and the vapour contains certain carcinogens and other toxins. E-cigarettes' long-term safety is unknown and using epidemiology to ascertain the risk would probably take more than 30 years.2

Against this background, a new study shows tha


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