Limited research to date on electronic cigarettes – or e-cigarettes – shows they are “quite harmful,” University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Director Dr. Mark Evers told a legislative panel today.

E-cigarettes resemble tobacco-filled cigarettes. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Dr. Evers told the state legislative Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee that current research on e-cigarettes indicates the devices may be “every bit as dangerous” as smoking tobacco. He commented on the safety of the products after being questioned about them by Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson.
E-cigarettes, which resemble tobacco-filled cigarettes, are devices that deliver a vaporized solution which may or may not include nicotine or flavoring.