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The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes has led to an increasingly fierce public health dispute - the great vape debate, if you will. On the one hand, there are doctors and advocates who insist that vaping is a relatively safe, appealing way for smokers to wean themselves off much more dangerous tobacco products. On the other, there are those who say that vaping's risks are unclear and might still rival that of traditional smoking. A study in mice, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is sure to provide fodder for both sides.

Today Vivek H. Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States, delivered some sobering news to rebellious kids who think they look badarse while completely obscured by a cloud of flavoured water vapour: E-cigarette use by youth and young adults isn't safe.