Laura Jean Bierut, MD of Washington University of Medicine talks about E-Cigarettes and how they may be the greatest public health benefit this century. There are two sides of the e-cigarette controversy. The first one is on the positive side of this device, as the greatest public health benefit if people will quit combustible cigarettes and switch to electronic cigarettes. With the shift, there is a big possibility that this will improve peoples health.
The flip side is, its not recommendable that kids will start using e-cigs and there is a great possibility that those who use electronic cigarettes as alternative to combustible cigarettes, will soon go back to old practice, which is very harmful.
So, these two sides should be balanced and as of the moment, there is no data yet how its going to turn out.