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Dec 17

E-cigarettes surpass tobacco cigarettes among teens

 

Recent results from the Monitoring the Future study, conducted at the University of Michigan, shows a new trend in youth that indicates E-cigarette use among teens has surpassed traditional tobacco cigarette use. The Monitoring the Future survey collects data from 40,000-50,000 students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grade across the United States each year. In 2014 it has been discovered that new battery powered E-cigarettes are the newest fad hitting high school students and is reaching into the middle schools. Although the long fought battle against tobacco cigarettes has shown success in recent years, it is feared that the early use of E-cigarettes could back pedal these efforts. The majority of teens perceive a low risk of regular use of e-cigarettes compared to tobacco use. Since e-cigarettes are relatively new, there has been little research developed on the long term effects and may cause potential harm later in life.

 

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