The 411 on Electronic Cigarettes

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  • What Are E-Cigs?
  • How They Are Made
  • The Health Hype
  • Are They Really Healthier?
  • What About Secondhand Vapor?
  • The Rise of Electronic Cigarettes
  • Kids and E-Cigs
  • African-Americans and Smoking Rates
  • A Generation of Users
  • The Cancer Stick
  • Menthol and You
  • Smoking and Racial Health Disparities
  • Banned Overseas
  • Smoking Up

The Health Hype

Manufacturers portray e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco smoking but with the same satisfaction. Smoking Everywhere e-cigs have been described as "providing smokers the same delight, physical and emotional feelings they get in smoking traditional cigarettes." (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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