Monday, September 9 2013, 10:52 AM MDT
E-Cigarette Use More Than Doubles Among Teens
(KUTV) - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the percentage of U.S middle and high school students who use electronic cigarettes more than doubled from 2011 to 2012.
The findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey show that the percentage of high school students who reported ever using an e-cigarette rose from 4.7 percent in 2011 to 10 percent in 2012. Use also doubled among middle school students. Altogether, in 2012 more than 1.78 million middle and high school students nationwide had tried e-cigarettes.
Experts say e-cigarettes have grown in popularity over the last few years. E-cigarettes are currently not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration; however experts say that could change.
For more information on the National Youth Tobacco Survey, visit www.cdc.gov
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