E-Cigs Popular, But Are They Safe?

Jul 2, 2013

Electronic cigarettes, which substitute water vapor for smoke, are growing in popularity, with new stores popping up all around. The Tampa Tribune reports that more than 20 percent of adult smokers across the country have tried “e-cigarettes,” which are not regulated by the FDA and contain varying amounts of nicotine and come in all kinds of flavors. Public health officials say they haven’t been adequately tested, but some former smokers swear by them. 

Vapor Road in St. Petersburg is one of many stores where electronic cigarettes are available.
Credit Luke Johnson / Tampa Tribune