Dr. Lynette Kennison, a JU associate professor of nursing, says in a Folio Weekly cover story that smoking e-cigarettes “probably” is less harmful than smoking cigarettes.
Still, “I have some concerns about it,” including the lack of FDA regulation and the candy-flavored vapors, which may lure children to smoking e-cigarettes, Kennison said in the article, titled “A Cloud of Confusion,” in the Jacksonville-area newspaper’s Nov. 6-12 edition.
E-cigarettes are touted as being less costly and serving as a bridge to kicking a smoking habit. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says e-cigarettes contain cancer-causing chemicals and toxins, and that sufficient data isn’t yet available on their health risks.
Here’s the Folio Weekly article.