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December 19, 2013

CDC Belatedly Reveals That Smoking By Teenagers Dropped While Vaping Rose – Forbes

In a Medscape interview a few weeks later, Frieden suggested that fear had already materialized, asserting that “many kids are starting out with e-cigarettes and then going on to smoke conventional cigarettes.” Yet the CDC’s data, which came from the 2012 National Youth Tobacco Survey NYTS, did not support that claim. In fact, nine out of 10 high school students who reported vaping in the previous month were already cigarette smokers, suggesting that the increase in e-cigarette consumption might signal successful harm reduction.

via CDC Belatedly Reveals That Smoking By Teenagers Dropped While Vaping Rose – Forbes.

When watching the FDA Tobacco webinar, there was a large emphasis on the FEAR of teens starting with vaping and skipping analog cigarettes altogether. A great horror that is so problematic that it requires the banning of vaping altogether if not as restricted as cigarette second-hand smoke.

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