Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices, originally designed to resemble conventional cigarettes, which deliver a nicotine-containing aerosol (aka, ‘vapor’) to users. Worldwide, the usage of e-cigarettes has exploded since they were first developed by a Chinese pharmacist in 2003. The devices, which are often marketed as a healthier or safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and as a potential smoking cessation aid, have become an industry in and of themselves. Virtually not a day goes by, however, without some new study or article being published discussing potential exposure issues related to e-cigarettes. This leaves many to wonder, what is the real truth?
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