E-Cigarettes Are Now More Popular With Young People Than Regular Cigarettes

April 16, 2015 9:12 PM

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E-Cigarettes Are Now More Popular With Young People Than Regular Cigarettes

Electronic cigarette use among young people has surpassed traditional cigarette use for the first time, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Although cigarette use is at a record low among young people, that doesn't mean fewer teens are using tobacco. Increased use of hookah -- a form of water pipe -- and e-cigarettes -- which produce a vapor instead of smoke but still contain nicotine -- cancelled out the declines in cigarette smoking.

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