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Rise in teen use of e-cigarettes erases years of progress in curbing teen smoking

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Teens’ use of electronic cigarettes is overwhelmingly responsible for erasing years of progress in reducing teen tobacco use, according to the latest annual National Youth Tobacco Survey. The survey found that 4.9 million middle and high school students reported being current users of some type of tobacco product in 2018, a third again as many as the 3.6...

More adolescents using electronic cigarettes than traditional tobacco products, CDC study says

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The number of adolescents using electronic cigarettes has risen so much that more of them use e-cigs than tobacco products, says the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings come from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, which collected data from about 20,000 middle- and high-school students across the country from 2011 to 2015. Only 1.5...

E-cigarette use more than doubles among U.S. middle, high schoolers from 2011-2012

Special to KyForward   The percentage of U.S. middle and high school students who use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, more than doubled from 2011 to 2012, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   (Photo from Wikimedia Commons) The findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, in the most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, show...