Copyright 2014: Houston Chronicle

May 6, 2014 12:15 AM

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Copyright 2014: Houston Chronicle

Teens are too young to remember the era of the Marlboro Man when 45 percent of the nation smoked. They may not have heard the tragic stories of smokers who got hooked on cigarettes as teenagers and who later, unable to quit, experienced health problems and some, early death.

Fast-forward to today's e-cigarettes. Users inhale a vapor with nicotine, producing a sensation similar to smoking tobacco. While e-cigarettes are probably less harmful than cigarettes, it took decades to determine the long-term consequences of cigarette use. The $1.5 billion U.S. e-cigarette indust...

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