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“Alarming” rise in popularity of e-cigarettes is seen among US teenagers as use triples in a year

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 20 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2083
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) by US middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, surpassing their use of traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigars, says a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration.1

Among high school students current e-cigarette use, defined as their use on at least one day in the past 30 days, rose from 4.5% in 2013 to 13.4% in 2014, an increase of about 660 000 students to total two million. Middle school students’ …

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