Most Under Age 35 Say E-Cigs Are Safer (IMAGE) MediaSource Caption A new study shows a majority of Americans under the age of 35, and 54% of men in that age group, think electronic cigarettes are less harmful to your lungs than traditional cigarettes. Ryan Billingham, of Columbus, Ohio, wanted to know for sure, so he volunteered for a study that is measuring what impact, if any, electronic cigarettes have on the lungs. Credit The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.