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Vaping, A National Epidemic

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February 13, 2020

The FDA has declared the practice of vaping a national epidemic, and I agree. As a practicing pulmonologist, I have seen the devastating and long-term effects of tobacco smoking.

E-cigarettes or vaping devices were introduced to the U.S. market in 2007. The initial claim that these devices were intended to help committed smokers to stop smoking has been found to be without merit. Moreover, these products have been purposely marketed to a younger population and now are used by increasing numbers of adolescence and teenagers.

The claim that vaping is safer than smoking tobacco was one of the...

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