E-Cigarettes, by other names, lure young and worry experts

www.nytimes.com Published: March 5, 2014
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Olivia Zacks, 17, recently took a drag of peach-flavored vapor from a device that most people would call an e-cigarette, according to The New York Times.



But Ms. Zacks, a high school senior, does not call it that. In fact, she insists she has never even tried an e-cigarette. Like many teenagers, Ms. Zacks calls such products “hookah pens” or “e-hookahs” or “vape pipes.”

These devices are part of a subgenre of the fast-growing e-cigarette market and are being shrewdly marketed to avoid the stigma associated with cigarettes of any kind. The products, which are exploding in popularity, come in a rainbow of colors and candy-sweet flavors but, beneath the surface, they are often virtually identical to e-cigarettes, right down to their addictive nicotine and unregulated swirl of other chemicals, The Times reports.

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