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FDA to Investigate E-cigarettes

Until he discovered e-cigarettes at a flea market, John Sweet had a two-pack-a-day habit.  After trying the $50 product, he decided to quit smoking because of the lower cost and perceived health benefits of e-cigarettes compared to tobacco. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that the nicotine alternative has its own risks, according to the Ocala Star Banner.

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