CDC study reveals 250,000 youth use E–cigarettes

By KBJR News 1

August 29, 2014 Updated Aug 29, 2014 at 11:50 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The American Lung Association (ALA) has issued a statement on a Center for Disease Control (CDC) study that shows an increase in middle and high school students who use e–cigarettes, but do not smoke cigarettes.

The report reveals that there are nearly 250,000 youth who use E–cigarettes.

Spokespeople with the ALA say while Duluth is taking many great steps in stopping E–cigarette use in public places, the new study is very concerning because of the responses from users.

"We have again another report that shows indeed kids who have never smoked are using these and then when we ask them, do you see yourself using cigarettes in the future, they were twice as likely to say yes," ALA, Pat Mckone, said.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently recommended a federal ban on selling E–cigarettes to minors... as well as strict laws against advertising and marketing products to underage children.

Bryce Henry