By Alexa Williams
ODESSA - Electronic cigarettes have become popular over the years, but now a new study suggests E-cigarettes may be doing more harm than good for cancer patients.
"The study that came out was showing that it's not as effective for cancer patients to help them quit smoking," Renato Galindo, Patient Educator at Medical Center Hospital, said.
According to NBC News, a new study released reports Oncologists say it's important for cancer patients to quit smoking because it increases the risk for secondary tumors and may affect the way treatments work. But a medical expert NewsWest 9 spoke with at Medical Center Hospital said cancer patients aren't the only ones who should put an end to the E-cigarette trend.
"At this moment, there is really no regulation over e-cigarettes to where even minors can purchase them legally," Galindo said.
Contrary to popular belief, Galindo said electronic cigarettes do not help stop or slow down smoking habits.