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E-Cigarettes & Vaping: Healthy Alternative or Worrisome Trend?

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Despite claims by the industry that e-cigarettes are healthier than traditional smoking, more research is raising questions about this alternative, including its rising use by teenagers. But vaping has caught on, with more shops opening and many ex-smokers who say vaping helped them quit tobacco.


  • Michael Siegel - professor of community health sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. Read his blog about tobacco news here.
  • Rob Stein- correspondent and senior editor on NPR's science desk
  • Susanne Tanksi– associate professor of pediatrics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. She focuses on tobacco prevention and cessation and adolescent risk behaviors.

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