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Electronic Cigarettes: Fact or Fiction
by Staff
The electronic 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.

Electronic cigarettes contain less nicotine than regular cigarettes.

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E-cigarette manufacturers market to young smokers and claim their product is safe for users under 18.

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The electronic cigarette is reusable.

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If you light an electronic cigarette with a match, it might explode.

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Electronic cigarettes look nothing like regular cigarettes.

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When you inhale on an e-cigarette, the end of it glows.

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The liquid that fills an e-cigarette cartridge is made of the same chemical used in machines that create "fog" for stage shows.

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Electronic cigarettes were introduced to the American market in 1990.

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Smokers of electronic cigarettes refer to themselves as "vapers."

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Standard regulations are in place to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes.

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In 2009, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes within the state.

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Electronic cigarettes are illegal in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Mexico.

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FDA tests of nicotine cartridges failed to show the presence of dangerous substances.

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In the United States, the nicotine cartridges used in e-cigarettes are subject to the same tax as tobacco.

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The American Medical Association (AMA) says that electronic cigarettes should be regulated by the FDA as drug-delivery devices.

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The electronic cigarette was invented in the United States.

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Electronic cigarettes have been shown to be as effective as the nicotine patch or nicotine gum in helping people quit smoking.

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In addition to liquid nicotine, some companies sell the liquid form of other drugs, which can be vaporized and inhaled using the e-cigarette device.

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The FDA has stated that it will never approve electronic cigarettes.

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Consumers must show proof of age when purchasing electronic cigarettes.

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  • Fiction