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E-cigs debate takes turn: Expert says they may pose less risk than cigarettes

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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 3:32 pm, Tue May 13, 2014.

The debate about the potential societal benefit of electronic cigarettes has taken an interesting turn with a former Food and Drug Administration advisor saying they “likely pose” a reduced-risk option to traditional cigarettes.

Dr. Neal Benowitz, who served on the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific advisory committee, co-authored a July 15 report on e-cigs posted on the Journal of the American Medical Association’s website.

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