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Smoke & Mirrors: The Truth About E-cigarettes

By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine



Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices people use to inhale aerosol that typically contains nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals. E-cigarettes have been sold commercially since 2003 and have claimed to be a healthier alternative for traditional cigarettes as well as a tool to assist individuals who want to stop smoking. Over the years, the FDA has determined these claims may not be as accurate as you think. DMG’s Pulmonary Medicine team shares the key facts you should know about e-cigarettes to help clear the air and keep your lungs healthy.



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