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Electronic cigarettes are growing more popular with young people, and that's causing concern

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How an E cigarette works.

Electronic cigarettes may be smoke-free, but they do contain nicotine, and that has parents worried.

E-cigarettes are battery-operated inhalers that simulate cigarettes.

Dr. Matthew Davis is director of the National Poll on Children's Health from C.S. Mott Children's hospital in Ann Arbor.

He says the devices are unregulated and no long-term health studies have been done.

“While it's probably true that just about anything is safer than a tobacco cigarette for your health, there are several chemicals in the liquid that is vaporized to make the e-cigarette that are found in anti-freeze,” says Davis.

Nearly half the parents polled were concerned their kids would try e-cigarettes.

Davis says the cartridges come in flavors like chocolate or fruit, which teens may find appealing.

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