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Adolescent use of e-cigarettes has tripled over 1-year period

Adolescent use of e-cigarettes has tripled over 1-year period
April 17, 2015

While the use of cigarette, cigar and other tobacco products has decreased among youths, the use of electronic cigarettes and hookahs have dramatically increased since 2011, according to the CDC.

“In today’s rapidly evolving tobacco marketplace, the surge in youth use of novel products like e-cigarettes forces us to confront the reality that the progress we have made in reducing youth cigarette smoking rates is being threaten. These staggering increases in such a short time underscore why FDA intends to regulate these additional products to protect public health,” Mitch Zeller, JD, director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, said in a press release.

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