Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, are battery-powered vaporizers that stimulate tobacco smoking via vapor that resembles smoke.
When they first premiered on commercials, they were originally marketed as an aid for quitting smoking.
But, there has been a long debate as to if this is true. Many studies trying to prove whether or not e-cigs can help you quit smoking and if they are safer than smoking regular cigarettes.
Why is the American Lung Association concerned with e-cigarettes?
Assistant Vice President of National Advocacy for the American Lung Association, Erika Sward, shares everything you need to know about electronic cigarettes and if they are a safer alternative to smoking regular cigarettes.