People knew that e-cigarettes did not help stop smoking. In fact, it encouraged.
Smoking using e-cigarettes was a misguiding situation for smokers who were benefitting by taking heavier dosages of nicotine. Since the concentrated mount of nicotine was being inhaled, it was giving more than a buzz, but more of a feeling that gave the smoker a better sensation than the cigarette itself, but took advantage of the weakness of the user, who thought that since it was no carbon involved, it was healthier. The nicotine in the e-cigarette is a chemical, concentrated to deliver the effects much more than a cigarette.