CDC: Teenage Use Of E-Cigarettes Tripled In Past Year

According to CBS, teenage use of electronic cigarettes has tripled in the last year in the U.S.  It is a trend that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls “alarming.” E-cigarettes are now the most popular tobacco product among teens, states the CDC.

The CDC report found in 2014, 2.5 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes.

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High school students show the most dramatic change. From 2011 to 2014, e-cigarette use leaped from 1.5 percent to 13.4 percent, while cigarette use declined from 16 to 9 percent, states CBS News.

“The news that cigarette smoking is at an all-time low is colored by the fact that we have seen the greatest explosion in the use of e-cigarettes that one could imagine,” said Matthew Myers, with executive director of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.

(Updated post)

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