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.

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Teen Girl Gets Shot In Police Station

Police have released a surveillance video that captured the shooting of 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard on Jan. 22 in the police station in Texas.

Coignard, who had struggled with mental illness, visited the Longview Police Department in Texas. According to the police, she brandished a weapon and that’s when police officers shot and killed the teenage girl.

One cannot determine from the camera footage whether she had a weapon in hand.

Police told the victim’s grandmother and aunt that video of the incident exists and have now released it.

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