WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- An E-cigarette convention drew a crowd in Winston-Salem Saturday.
The popularity over e-cigarettes is quickly growing, but so is the criticism. Many groups were there to promote their brand and bring awareness to e-cigarette smokers' rights.
Joe Barnett with Vaping Militia said he wants to educate people dealing with the product.
"We enable people to present a good case to their local, state or federal government when they're dealing with the issues coming up with this product," Barnett said.
Barnett said there's no study that shows e-cigarettes lead to death. However, The American Heart Association said more research is needed to determine long-term health effects. The association also wants e-cigarettes closely monitored.