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From The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
January 8, 2014

Electronic Cigarettes

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JAMA. 2014;311(2):195. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.283624

Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes, are advertised as a safer, more convenient, and socially acceptable alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes. Widely available in retail stores and on the Internet, their use has been increasing over recent years, primarily among smokers, but also among non-smokers.1,2