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John Su vapes, or inhales, e-cigarette vapors with nicotine. He still smokes cigarettes, but a lot less. He credits the e-cigarettes.

Some scientists in England have written the World Health Organization arguing that e-cigarettes may save lives by helping people reduce how much they smoke cigarettes.

The WHO confirmed to Fox 5 News that it is working on recommendations on the regulation of e-cigarettes.

In Manhattan's Nolita, the owner of Henley Vaporium believes research will eventually show nicotine alone is less harmful than the smoke, tar and carcinogens from cigarette smoking. He wants the FDA to lead the way regarding regulation based on scientific research.

Dr. David Samadi, a Fox News contributor, said he wasn't aware of any long-term data that suggests e-cigarettes are better than regular cigarettes.

The WHO is expected to issue some suggested regulations on e-cigarettes when it meets in October.

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