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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Why is youth e-cigarette advertising harmful for youth?

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 1:00 PM ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
404-639-3286

What

In 2014, e-cigarettes became the most commonly used tobacco product among youth, surpassing conventional cigarettes. During 2011 to 2014, current e-cigarette use among high school students soared from 1.5 percent to 13.4 percent, and among middle school students from 0.6 percent to 3.9 percent. What can states and communities do to reduce this trend?

Who

CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.

When

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 12:00 PM EST

Dial In

Media: 8888-795-0855
Non Media: 800-369-1605
International: 1-630-395-0331
Passcode: CDC Media

* Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference.

Important Instructions 
 

If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone.  Press *2 to withdraw your question.

You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Transcript
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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