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Mar 7, 2014

E-Cigs "Gateway" to Real Smoking: Study

E-Cigs "Gateway" to Real Smoking: Study

Teenagers using e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking real cigarettes and are less likely to quit than kids who did not use the battery-powered devices, a new study found.

Sep 6, 2013

Children's Use of E-Cigarettes Is Up: Study

Children's Use of E-Cigarettes Is Up: Study

Children are increasingly smoking electronic cigarettes, according to a study that gauged use by teenage students. The study suggests that kids are now getting a first taste of nicotine through e-cigarettes and...

Jun 12, 2013

Marlboro Maker Altria Jumping Into E-Cigarettes

Marlboro Maker Altria Jumping Into E-Cigarettes

The biggest cigarette maker in the U.S. is getting into the electronic cigarette business. Richmond, Va.-based Altria Group told investors it would launch its first e-cigarette under the MarkTen brand in...

Jun 2, 2009

Electronic Cigarette Burning Into U.S. Market

Electronic Cigarette Burning Into U.S. Market

Electronic cigarettes claim to give you a nicotine fix without all the nasty chemicals in regular cigs. The debate is raging over whether they really are a good alternative to smoking or a dangerous drug...

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