CDC: Tobacco Use On The Rise Among Teens Due To Vaping

Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 3:19pm
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 3:23pm
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E-cigarettes and vaping have apparently made smoking cool again, as the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show tobacco use by young people is on the rise.

Nearly 5 million middle and high school students used tobacco products last year, with 1.5 million more of them trying e-cigarettes than in 2017.

Brian King, deputy director for research translation in the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, joined The Show to go deeper into the numbers and what they mean.

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