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Far more non-smoking US students are trying e-cigarettes, figures show

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5353 (Published 29 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5353
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The number of middle and high school students in the United States who have tried electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) despite never using regular cigarettes increased threefold from 2011 to 2013, a new report has found.

The study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,1 published online on 20 August in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, reported that 263 000 non-smoking students tried e-cigarettes in 2013, compared with just 79 000 in 2011.

It comes after a World …

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