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E-Cigarettes: Gateway Or Cure?

A model smoking an e-cigarette (Michael Dorausch/Wikimedia)

A model smoking an e-cigarette (Michael Dorausch/Wikimedia)

Until just a few years ago, electronic cigarettes were relatively obscure. Now, they form a $1.7 billion industry that is steadily growing.  But the e-cigarette has also opened up a divide within the anti-smoking movement: is it a promising harm reduction tool or simply a gateway to smoking tobacco cigarettes?

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Dr Michael Siegel, a Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University.

Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, a Democrat from Jamaica Plain and co-chairman of the legislature’s Public Health Committee.


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