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The use of electronic cigarettes (e cigarettes) has become popular practice among teenagers in the United States. E cigarettes have been marketed as a “healthier” alternative to traditional cigarettes and include several flavor options to make them more appealing to teenagers. However, studies have shown that e cigarettes are still harmful, leading to addiction, nausea, vomiting, headache, and upper airway irritation. Most recently, the outbreak of severe lung illnesses is believed to be related to e cigarette use; the CDC and FDA are investigating the cause of this outbreak.


David Kaminsky MD

University of Vermont

Alex Crimmin

American Lung Association


Adolescent Health, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health Communication and Health Information Technology, Substance Abuse, Respiratory Diseases

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