What are electronic cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes, also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems, electronic non-nicotine delivery systems, or ‘ENDS’) are battery operated devices that heat a liquid (called ‘e-liquid’ or ‘e-juice’) to produce a vapour that users inhale. Some e-cigarettes look a lot like traditional cigarettes while others look like everyday items such as pens, USB memory sticks, and larger cylindrical or rectangular devices. Some e-cigarettes and e-liquids contain nicotine while others do not.

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