In the article Smoke Signals by Alessandra Potenza the issue of the rise of e-cigarettes is discussed. Electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigs are becoming popular among youth and because they are unregulated U.S. officials are worried. This leads to questions as to possible restrictions or possibly even banning e-cigarettes.
What are e-cigs? They are battery powered devices that vaporize liquid nicotine that some say is safer than regular cigarettes because there is no tobacco. Created 12 years ago in China as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, e-cigs are new to the market. And while their popularity may be on the rise in America they are already banned in some countries for their nicotine content. Currently, the FDA is working on federal