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Teens’ Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year: CDC

(9/9/2013)

Teens’ Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year: CDC
Health Day
September 5, 2013

The use of electronic cigarettes -- or e-cigarettes -- by U.S. middle and high school students more than doubled from 2011 to 2012, federal health officials reported Thursday, September 5. And, rather than using electronic cigarettes as a substitute for tobacco, 76 percent of young e-cigarette users also smoked regular cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Much to our alarm, our children in high school and junior high are experimenting with e-cigarettes at an alarming increase from one year to another," said Dr. Tim McAfee, director of CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.

Read the rest of the article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/cigarette-smoking-tobacco-health-news-665/embargoed-until-thursday-sept-5-1-00-p-m-et-more-teens-using-e-cigarettes-cdc-679935.html


Keywords: ecigarettes, teens, smoking, cdc, students, electronic, cigarettes



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