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Guide to E-cigarettes

Use of electronic cigarettes, which deliver an atomized form of nicotine to users, has skyrocketed in the past five years. The Food and Drug Administration recently announced plans to regulate e-cigs. But much is still unknown about the health risks of the devices, and whether they really help people stop smoking. And it's important to remember that the risks of new products often emerge slowly. That is one of the reasons we urge people to steer clear of the devices until more is known, and why we are urging the FDA to take an aggressive stance in investigating and regulating the devices. Below is a round up of our coverage of the electronic devices, summarizing what is known about their possible risks and benefits.

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