Are there benefits to smoking e-cigarettes?

FOX's Marghiee Teshineh reports in this "Housecall for Health":

This is Housecall for Health.

There is much debate over the benefits and risks of puffing on a e-cigarette, but according to a new study some of the benefits could be life-saving.

A study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research claims that e-cigarettes could lead to a 21 percent drop in deaths from smoking-related diseases in those born after 1997.

The study distinguishes between youths who vape who would not otherwise have taken up any nicotine product, and those who vape who would otherwise have smoked cigarettes. When both were taken into account, the benefit outweighs the harm.

Most previous studies count anyone who has vaped within the past 30 days as e-cigarette users, which can include someone who goes to a party and vapes once or twice.

This study did not focus on those people.

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Housecall for Health, I'm Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News.

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