The Boom of E-Cigarettes: Are They a Safe Alternative to Smoking?

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Root beer, bubble gum, watermelon. Pick your flavor of e-juice. You can't drink it, but you can vape it.

Electronic cigarettes are the new trend in smoking. It's a growing business nationwide and even here in Nebraska.

GNS Vapor in Lincoln opened a second store right before their one year mark because business was so great. The demand is growing for e-cigs especially when many people are using them as a way to stop smoking tobacco.

However, health experts say although there have been studies done, there is no confirmation e-cigs are a safer alternative to smoking.

Those who have jumped on the "safer alternative bandwagon" say they have been able to stop smoking tobacco and already they feel their health has improved.

E-cigs come in all shapes and sizes. Users say another appealing quality is the fact they can customize their e-cig. For example, customers can choose the flavor of e-juice they want and how much nicotine they want.

Health experts recommend if you are thinking about switching to electronic cigarettes, do some research and know what you're putting into your body.


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