Why do teens still smoke? On addiction, advertising, and the rise of e-cigarettes

January 26, 2015 7:48 PM

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Why do teens still smoke? On addiction, advertising, and the rise of e-cigarettes

U.S. teen smoking rates have dipped below 10 percent, but public health advocates worry that progress may soon level off, as other surveys suggest teens think light smoking is safe, and e-cigarette use is on the rise.

“The real public impact is preventing teens from smoking— that remains the key, and one of the things that the furor over e-cigarettes can do is distract you from that debate,” Amy Fairchild, professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University, told FoxNews.com.

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