CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Why is youth e-cigarette advertising harmful for youth?
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 1:00 PM ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
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?
CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 12:00 PM EST
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