E-cigarette use 'skyrocketing' among young Americans: Official
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The number of young Americans using e-cigarettes grew by 1.5 million in 2018, undermining years of progress in reducing youth smoking, health authorities said Monday. Some 3.6 million middle and high school students were current users of vaping products, up from 2.1 million the year before, while the number of cigarette smokers and consumption of other tobacco products remained stable, according to the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A current user is defined as a person who has used a product in the past 30 days. "The skyrocketing growth of young people's e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use," said CDC Director Robert Redfield. "It's putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction." Authorities have tightened regulations, with market leader Juul in particular coming under particular scrutiny. "All policy options are on the table," warned Mitch Zeller, Director of the Center for ...
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