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WVU in the News: E-cigarettes, the not-so-safe alternative to cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes have been marketed as a safe alternative to cigarettes for years, but new findings of lung damage, chemical burns and stiffened blood vessels in e-cigarette users suggest that vaping may be equally as harmful.

As of Oct. 15, lung injury cases associated with using e-cigarette and vaping products has risen to 1,479 across 49 states, the District of Columbia and one U.S. territory, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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