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.
Read more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/16/us-ecigarettes-cdc-data-idUSKBN0N723O20150416