Are e-cigarettes helpful or harmful?
That’s what the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine tried find out in their latest report.
The Academies found there is not enough research to prove any known electronic cigarette smoking health effects.
Despite more young people using vapors more than any other tobacco product, according to the study, 28-year-old Jason Kolnowski said vaping helped him quit smoking tobacco cigarettes.
“My dad smoked his whole life and that’s where I got it from pretty much and I watched him you know go through a lot–cancer, you know,” said Kolnowski. “I didn’t want to do that to my kid you know.”
Kolnowski said he didn’t want to go through what his father experienced. So he quit smoking. Within days, actually.
He said he gave up cigarettes once he discovered the “perfect” vapor juice flavor.
“I love this and I can do it all day and not smoke,” said Kolnowski. “You know that’s the key. That’s what worked for me cause I found that great flavor that I was like ‘yeah this tastes really good’ and it’s way better than cigarettes.”
Whether e-cigarette smoking is helpful or harmful, according to the CDC, the bottom line is this: “E-cigarettes have the potential to benefit adult smokers who are not pregnant if used as a complete substitute for regular cigarettes and other smoked tobacco products.”