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 E-cigarettes Are Not Safe for Young People

About 1.7 million young people aged 13-15 in 73 countries or survey sites use e-cigarettes.

-Data from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2012-2018

E-cigarettes can contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals that are unsafe for young people.

E-cigarettes are appealing to young people for many reasons including:

  • Marketing campaigns
  • Kid-friendly Flavors
  • High levels of nicotine

Parents, teachers, and health care providers can help prevent young people from using e-cigarettes.

cdc.gov/e-cigarettes

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Page last reviewed: January 2, 2020
Content source: Global Health