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FDA Restricts Sale of Flavored E-Cigs to Discourage Smoking Among Youth

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., and health authorities warn that while traditional (combustible) cigarette use has declined, the number of teens using e-cigs, also known as vaping, has steadily risen in recent years.  Between 2011 and 2015, vaping among high school students rose by an astounding 900 percent. According to the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey, 3.6 million teens are now vaping. A high schooler quoted in The New Yorker expresses a common view when he says that while smoking is "gross … Juuling is really what's up.  Read more...

 

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