E-Cig Use Triples

U.S. middle and high school students tripled their use of electronic cigarettes during 2014. The rate of use jumped from 4.5% to 13.4% while cigarettes fell to 9.2%. This increase has sparked concerns that nicotine exposure at these young ages may cause lasting harm to brain development and promote a switch to conventional cigarettes. Hookah, a…

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E-Cigarettes More Popular

Approximately one in five U.S. adult smokers have tried electronic cigarettes. While e-cigarettes appear to have fewer of the toxins compared to traditional cigarettes, the long-term health impact of these newer devices is unknown. Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, "There is still a lot we don’t…

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