A Hot Debate Over E-Cigarettes as a Path to Tobacco, or From It. (The New York Times, February 22, 2014)
Where it all began. Smoking is already undergoing a rapid evolution. Nicotine, the powerful stimulant that makes traditional cigarettes addictive, is the crucial ingredient in e-cigarettes, whose current incarnation was developed by a Chinese pharmacist whose father died of lung cancer. With e-cigarettes, nicotine is inhaled through a liquid that is heated into vapor. (Without the deadly tar.)
1920s. Sales of cigarettes undergo a sharp increase.
1940s. Lung cancer rates skyrocket.
1960s. Peak use: 50% of men, 33% of women.
1964. The Report of the Surgeon General on Smoking and Health.
1966. Warnings first appear on cigarette packs.
2014. Approximately 18% of population smokes.
Heckuva job, Jenny. (9/6/2013)
With work hard to come by, Jenny McCarthy takes a smoke break. (8/30/2013)
Public thread on electronic cigarettes. (6/22/2011)