Switching from traditional cigarettes to an electronic version could save the lives of up to 6.6 million Americans over the next 10 years

A recent study in the U.S. involving researchers from Georgetown University, Yale University, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and others, compared the replacement of cigarettes with e-cigarette use over a 10-year period.

The research, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, predicts that switching from traditional cigarettes to an electronic version could mean 6.6 million fewer premature deaths, with 86.7 million fewer life years lost over the next 10 years in America alone.

The research is aptly timed after Scott Gottlieb, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Comissioner, called for participants from all sectors in the ongoing harm reduction debate to work together to reach greater common ground.

For more information read the research paper.