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Over 2.5 million teenagers in the US use e-cigarettes

More than 2.5 million US middle and high school students have admitted to using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days.

That’s according to a new study by the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “This study shows that our nation’s youth continue to be drawn to and addicted to a growing variety of e-cigarette brands using flavored nicotine,” Deirdre Lawrence Kittner, director of the Office on Smoking at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement. of diseases. “Our work is far from over. It is vitally important that we work together to prevent the introduction of any tobacco product – including e-cigarettes – and to help any young people who do use them to quit them,” Kittner said.

The study focused on all e-cigarette use. It also shows that more than one in four teenagers use e-cigarettes daily, and more than four in 10 have used them in 20 of the last 30 days.

Among those who use e-cigarettes, 14.5% use Puff Bar, 12.5% ​​Vuse, 5.5% Hyde, 4% SMOK, and 21.8% use a brand not listed in the survey. 85% report using flavored e-cigarette products, which federal regulators are pushing to restrict. More than 14% of high school students use these devices.

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