Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigs)

See the National Institute on Drug Abuse page on DrugFacts: Electronic Cigarettes for a description of e-cigarettes, how e-cigarettes work, are e-cigarettes safer, can e-cigarettes help a person stop smoking, and e-cigarette use by youth.

The e-cigarette is gaining popularity and generating controversy around the world. If you're unfamiliar with the device, or just want to learn more about smokeless cigarettes, brush up on your "e-cig" knowledge with this quiz.

The Oxford English Dictionary declared "vape" in its 2014 Word of the Year. Watch the following video on smoking vs vaping for more information.

E-cigarettes are a tobacco product. The American Lung Association remains concerned about their impact on the public health, as they are now the most commonly use tobacco product by youth. As FDA begins its oversight of these products, we will learn more about them and more safeguards will be put in place to protect the public health.

Smokers who wish to quit can learn more about ways that have been proven safe and effective in helping smokers quit at American Lung Association.