E-Cigs: Is It Safe to Vape?



 From Medscape by Dr. Sandra Fryhofer

Electronic cigarettes — e-cigs — look like cigarettes in size and shape, but they are nonflammable, so you don’t smoke them. Instead, you “vape” them, and vaping seems to be catching on. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says their use is growing rapidly Already about 1 in 5 cigarette smokers in the United States have tried them, and they are available everywhere — in retail outlets, on the Internet — but experts disagree on whether vaping is safe.