Young people continue to smoke


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The good news: young people are smoking cigarettes less. The bad news: they’re smoking more e-cigarettes.

According to a recent study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the use of cigarettes among middle and high schoolers dropped to all-time lows. However, the use of e-cigarettes went to 14.5 percent in 2014, as opposed to 4.5 percent in 2013.

Though it might seem good that high schoolers are using e-cigarettes more than cigarettes, there is concern that the use of e-cigarettes will cause addiction to nicotine, thus leading young people to switch to cigarettes in the future.

The Food and Drug Administration is going to extend its regulations to e-cigarettes, hookah, and other tobacco products in June.

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