'Vape' Lounge Trend Spreads With E-Cigarette Popularity04:25
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Love Vape at Fifth and South streets sell electronic cigarettes, e-liquids, cartomizers, atomizers, and other accessories for vaping (Elizabeth Fiedler/WHYY)
Love Vape at Fifth and South streets sell electronic cigarettes, e-liquids, cartomizers, atomizers, and other accessories for vaping (Elizabeth Fiedler/WHYY)

New York and Chicago are the first big cities in the U.S. to propose tightening regulations around electronic cigarettes. Opponents say e-cigarettes are as dangerous as regular cigarettes. Supporters say they are a smoke-free alternative to tobacco.

Either way, electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity and shops are popping up to serve so-called "vapers." From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Elizabeth Fiedler of WHYY takes us to a newly-opened "vape" lounge in Philadelphia.

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This segment aired on December 11, 2013.

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