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By Gordon Hopkins
Rural Health News Service 

Thinking About Health: new form of e-cigarettes lures teens despite no proof it's safe


Last updated 4/24/2018 at 12:35am

The e-cigarette has been touted – without proof – as a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco products and perhaps as even a method of breaking the tobacco habit altogether. Now a new, related product with the brand name JUUL has entered the market and is especially appealing to teens.

An e-cigarette, which looks much like a traditional cigarette, heats a liquid to create an aerosol, called “vapor,” that can be inhaled.

It is true that many of the toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke are not present in the “vapor;” however, most e-cigarettes still contain nicotine in ad...

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