People vape, or smoke electronic cigarettes, for various reasons, including to quit smoking regular cigarettes and even to boost their social image. Live Science keeps you up to date on all the research findings linked to vaping, answering questions about why people vape, how vaping affects the body and more.
Nicotine vapes and two drugs called varenicline and cytisine were found to be the stop-smoking aids most likely to help people quit.
Experts agree that all else being equal, it is better to vape than to smoke traditional cigarettes, but e-cigarettes come with their own risks.
Here's a look at some of the most notable outbreaks that made headlines in 2019.
This year saw an alarming rise in the percentage of U.S. teens who vape marijuana, according to new findings from a government-backed survey.
Officials have more evidence that a chemical called vitamin E acetate is playing a role in the recent vaping outbreak, which has sickened thousands of Americans.
When comparing the dangers of e-cigarettes to cigarettes, some experts believe the health risks of e-cigs are not as serious as those from cigarettes.
A teen in Canada may be the first person to develop "popcorn lung" due to vaping, according to a new report.
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