Patient Safety

Fact and Fake News About the Safety of E-cigarettes

An outbreak of lung injuries among e-cigarette users across the United States has focused national attention on the potential dangers of vaping, prompting the federal government and some states to take policy steps in response.

According to the CDC, e-cigarettes (also known as e-cigs, e-hookahs, vapes, vape pens, tank systems, or mods) have become extremely popular. The increase in their use may be attributed, among other factors, to the perception that e-cigarettes are not harmful, do not contain nicotine, and may help cigarette smokers quit smoking.

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