Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have become very popular and widely used by all age groups, especially teens. E-cigarettes are being used by more people as a nicotine alternative. Many smokers who are trying to quit turn to e-cigarettes as means to wean down from the nicotine addiction.
Researchers are skeptical about how much is actually known about e-cigarettes and the long term effects of vaping. Science and public policy have bounced back and forth for over a decade, as different studies produce different results. Many question whether e-cigarettes really are an effective way to quit smoking and if “vaping” causes health issues.
A recent article written last month outlines the e-cigarette timeline of how it got started and where it is today.