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Increased use of e-cigarette among middle and high school students

By , September 7th, 2013 | Health | 0 Comments

There is a steady increase in the percentage of teenage students who are smoking e-cigarettes. According to a survey done in 2012 there was a 1% increase in the number of students who were using e-cigarettes compared to 2011.

The study also claims that many teenagers now start smoking with e-cigarettes and then go on to smoke the conventional ones. The dangers related to electronic cigarettes are not fully known yet, although they are generally considered to be a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes. The e-cigarettes are not regulated or controlled by the federal government yet which makes them easier to buy even though about 20 states in U.S has banned their sale to underage kids.

Though the opinions among experts are divided, many believe that the results of the study may put into place some regulating clause for the e-cirarettes.

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