These items are a great alternative to traditional tobacco products and can also help users finally kick their habit, he added. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) look similar to traditional cigarettes, but function differently. Nicotine is heated inside an electronic device that creates a smokeless vapor, which is then inhaled by the user. The nicotine-infused vapor is often flavored and free from the harmful tar, carbon monoxide and chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. For many, e-cigarettes provide a way for users to slowly taper down their tobacco use. Electronic cigarettes work very well and they actually helped me quit smoking cigarettes, noted Frank. In fact, my wife, sister in law, brother in law and countless other friends and family members have quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes. The personal successes of Frank and other family members with electronic cigarettes was the catalyst for the companys launch. After smoking and dipping on-and-off for fourteen years, Frank was finally able to quit cold turkey as a result of e-cigarette usage.
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Electronic cigarettes sprout on Boston shelves
The push comes amid a reignited national debate about the safety of electronic cigarettes, following last months announcements from the countrys two other big tobacco companies, R.J. Reynolds and Altria, that they too will be jumping into the market. Nikysha Harding, director of the Boston Public Health Commissions Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, said the city has issued 61 permits to sell the battery-operated devices since March, more than five times the number awarded during the same period last year.
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