After more than 40 deaths, some states and cities have banned vaping products, many of which are used as smoking-cessation devices. Meanwhile, nearly 500,000 people die each year from smoking, and cigarettes are still widely available. (Photo: Burton/Getty)
A recent outbreak of illness and death has gotten everyone’s attention — including late-to-the-game regulators. But would a ban on e-cigarettes do more harm than good? We smoke out the facts.