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Roswell Park study finds substantial use of e-cigarettes by smokers

  • Posted: February 6, 2013

Nearly 80 percent of smokers who use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, believe the devices are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and authored by a team of scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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