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E-Cigarettes and Vaping

About E-Cigarettes and Vaping

People blow vapor from e-cigarettesElectronic cigarettes and vaporizers are devices that allow users to inhale vapor that contains nicotine. These devices, which the FDA categorizes as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), may be shaped to mimic the appearance of tobacco cigarettes, or they may have larger pipe- or cartridge-like forms. Devices that are shaped like cigarettes are known as electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or informally, “e-cigs.” Larger devices are generally called vaporizers or “vapes.” ENDS function by using a battery to deliver heat via an electronic coil to a liquid mixture that often contains nicotine. The heat vaporizes the liquid, allowing the user to inhale it. (Opposing Viewpoints)

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  • Are e-cigarettes safe?
  • Are e-cigarettes a safe and effective method for smoking cessation?
  • How are e-cigarettes going to be regulated and why?
  • What are the advantages of e-cigarettes over tobacco?
  • Should employers ban e-cigarettes in the workplace?
  • What are the effects of e-cigarette vapor on indoor air quality?
  • Can the electronic devices curb tobacco use?