Fewer Teenagers Smoking Cigarettes, but More Using E-Cigarettes

E-cigarette use is growing among teenagers, with three times more middle- and high-school students using the devices in 2014 than in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report did find a 25 percent decrease in use of cigarettes by teenagers, but CDC officials said the e-cigarette trend is unraveling the progress made on smoking in recent years. “This is another generation being hooked by the tobacco industry. It makes me angry,” said CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden. Check out The New York Times article here , or click here to read the article by HealthDay.

To read more about the CDC campaign focusing on the dangers of e-cigarettes, click here. To see some of the highlighted “Tips From Former Smokers,” click here.