Monday, October 31, 2016

Teens Think e-Cigarettes Are Safe

Philip Copitch, Ph.D. – Author of Life's Laws For New Adults: Mastering Your Social I.Q.

In the October 2016 journal, Pediatrics, researchers evaluated the numbers from the 2012 and 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey. This cross-sectional survey of 6th to 12th grade students looked at how students perceived the harm and addictiveness of e-cigarettes. 
Inside the e-cigarette
It is documented that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are now the most commonly used tobacco product by American youth.
E-cigarettes are battery powered devices that heat a liquid containing nicotine and often a flavoring. This warm vapor is inhaled.
Teens are unaware of the dangers of e-cigarettes. 
About 3 of every 4 students believed that e-cigarettes were less dangerous than paper and tobacco cigarettes. Just under half believed that e-cigarettes were less addictive than cigarettes. 
Read the research paper.
More information: E-cigarettes and Lung Health (American Lung Association)

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