The 411 on Electronic Cigarettes

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  • Smoking Up
  • 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

What Are E-Cigs?

First patented and introduced to the Chinese market in 2004 by a company called Ruyan, e-cigarettes first began to reach America’s markets in 2006. Though touted as a healthy alternative, the health effects of e-cigs are still largely unknown. (Photo: Mike Kane/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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