E-cigarettes were originally believed to be far safer than the real thing. Photo: AP PHotoFILE - In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 file photo, a man breathes vapes from an e-cigarette at a vape shop in London. While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

5 things you need to know about e-cigarettes

  • Vaping had been seen as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, but a rash of illnesses and deaths suggests that might not be true
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E-cigarettes were originally believed to be far safer than the real thing. Photo: AP PHotoFILE - In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 file photo, a man breathes vapes from an e-cigarette at a vape shop in London. While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
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