UT San Diego: December 7th 2013- Use of electronic cigarettes — also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs — doubled among middle school and high schools students between 2011 and 2012. E-cigarettes come in flavors such as peach, mango and bubble gum and supporters are touting them as a great alternative for people trying to quit smoking. Health advocates see them as a “gateway drug” and are urging the FDA to regulate them. Several cities, including a couple in San Diego County, have banned their use in places where tobacco cigarettes are prohibited. Below, two University of California researchers give their take on these increasingly popular products. Read More..