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April 24, 2014

E-Cigarette Advocates Relieved but Cautious After FDA Pitches Rules – US News

[I have posted about this study before, it’s dubious results and its use to scare people about minors making a “craze” of vaping. Teens are predisposed to piss off adults. The stronger the reaction, the more satisfying their job. That said, let’s continue…]

Some surveys, such as the annual National Youth Tobacco Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, show an increase in e-cigarette use among high school students. From 2011 to 2012, the percentage of high school students who reported to the CDC ever trying an e-cigarette doubled from 4.7 percent to 10 percent. More than 92 percent of high school students who tried an e-cigarette had also smoked a tobacco cigarette, but the CDC did not ask which they tried first. The “current” use rate among high school students in 2012 – defined as use in the preceding month – was 2.8 percent for e-cigarettes. In 2011, by comparison, the CDC found 18.1 percent of high school students were “current” conventional cigarette users.

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