Dear Straight Talk: My friend uses an e-cigarette when we go for coffee or to parties. Lots of kids smoke cigarettes at parties, but she says her parents would flip out if she was a smoker. She says she doesn’t want her clothes or car to smell and that e-cigs are not very addicting. Lately, I’ve been taking puffs with her and sort of crave it. Is it really less addicting? Everyone says something different. — Jill, Santa Rosa.
Katelyn, 18, Huntington Beach: Although the product is vaporized, it’s still nicotine and will still cause addiction and other problems. Because you are craving it, don’t smoke it. Ask her to put it away if necessary.
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