Unfortunately there is no absolute answer to this understandably commonly asked question. Researchers and Health Experts are trying to find out. So far, results are mixed though its been said that they could be a safer alternative to smoking tobacco.
“E-cigarettes aren’t thought of as 100% safe, but most experts think they’re less dangerous than cigarettes”, says Neal Benowitz, MD, a nicotine researcher at the University of California at San Francisco.
Almost half a million people die from cigarette smoking every year, most of the harm comes from the thousands of chemicals that are burned and inhaled in the smoke however E-cigs don’t burn, so people aren’t as exposed to those toxins.