CDC Study: Kids Are Flocking to e-Cigarettes
More than a quarter-million middle school and high school students who had never smoked regular cigarettes used e-cigarettes in 2013, according to a study released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (http://1.usa.gov/1p5Cr1v). And lots more kids—three times as many as in 2011—have used e-cigarettes.
The CDC study, published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, reported about 79,000 students used e-cigarettes in 2011, a number that increased to more than 263,000 in 2013. The data was from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 National Youth Tobacco surveys of middle and high school students. The survey asked respondents whether they had intentions to smoke regular cigarettes. Those who used e-cigarettes were more likely to indicate they have intentions to try smoking tobacco within the next year (43.9%) compared to those who never used e-cigarettes (21.5%).
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