Thursday, November 14, 2013

E-cigarettes gaining popularity among youth

E-cigarette use nearly doubled in one year among middle and high school students. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports nationwide use of electronic cigarettes increase from 0.6 percent to 1.1 percent among middle school students and from 1.5 percent to 2.8 percent among high school students from 2011 to 2012.

CDC reports that the use of new tobacco products like e-cigarettes, Hookahs and little cigars continues to increase among young Americans. The FDA has promised to issue rules redefining these nontraditional tobacco products so that they can be regulated. These products, often marketed to youth, are not currently regulated by the FDA and, consequently, not subject to the same marketing restrictions as cigarettes.

To learn more, go to:

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

CDC Press Release summarizing the report's findings


1 comment:

  1. E-cigarette use nearly doubled in one year among middle and high school students. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports nationwide use of electronic cigarettes. benson&hedges

    ReplyDelete