Cigarette Use Among Teens Down, But Tobacco Use Still on the Rise…Why?

April 19, 2015 4:57 PM

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Cigarette Use Among Teens Down, But Tobacco Use Still on the Rise…Why?

So, here is the good news: cigarette smoking among teens has fallen dramatically. And here is the bad news: the reason cigarette smoking is down—and so dramatically—is that electronic cigarettes among teens are on the rise.

Amy Lukowski, the Clinical Director for National Jewish Health comments, “This is something new, this is a novelty. That plays directly into the development of an adolescent.”

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