Experts Still Disagree Over the Value of Vaping

E-cigarettes are a powerful smoking cessation tool, a new study shows. But not all experts want to embrace vaping.

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“It will take us years to learn what the long-term health risks are.”

In November 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new regulations for e-cigarettes. In the future, flavored e-cigarettes will only be available at age-restricted stores or on websites that verify customers’ ages. The move followed a survey that found a 78 percent rise in e-cigarette usage among high school students in the United States from the previous year. More than 20 percent of all U.S. high school students had used e-cigarettes, the survey found. “I will not allow a generation of children to become addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at the time.

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