Many Teens Say They Try E-Cigarettes Because They are Cool, Fun and New

Many teens who report using e-cigarettes say they tried them because it was cool, fun and new, according to a survey. Few teens said they used e-cigarettes to try to quit smoking regular cigarettes, HealthDay reports.

The survey of almost 2,400 Canadian teens ages 14 and 15 appears in CMAJ.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is extending its oversight to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. The agency will ban sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18.

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    Fr. Jack Kearney

    July 21, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    “E-cigarette use was more common among boys who said they already smoked cigarettes” Uh, you left this part out. Although we don’t want kids vaping, kids will be kids and will experiment with “forbidden fruit” all day long. Better that they vape than smoke.

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