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Most Say E-Cigarettes No Healthier Than Traditional Ones

A new study out this week determined that smoking electronic cigarettes, or “vaping,” may be more harmful than originally thought, something Americans have worried about for years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 20% of American Adults think smoking e-cigarettes is safer than smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. Thirteen percent (13%) think e-cigarettes are less safe than traditional ones, while 50% think the health risk is about the same from both. Another 17% are not sure. (To see question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 14-15, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 14-15, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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