They've been hailed as the danger-free alternative to nicotine-based cigarettes. But are electronic cigarettes really safer? The short answer: no.
"The big 'wow' moment for us was finding out that even the nicotine-free e-cigarettes should not be encouraged during pregnancy," says Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences Hui Chen. "It's often challenging for us to convince people about the necessity of our research as people already know cigarettes are harmful." [...]