E-Cigarettes Increasingly Popular with Teens

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E-Cigarette use has risen sharply over the past few years, as reported by the New York Times. E-cigarette use has tripled among middle and high school students from 2013 to 2014. According to federal data released today, 13% of high school students smoke e-cigarettes. As our T&T blog has reported on in the past, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

Study Shows Teens Easily Purchase E-Cigarettes Over the Internet

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March 2015’s issue of JAMA Pediatrics published a study entitled “Electronic Cigarette Sales to Minors via the Internet.” From February to June 2014, 11 teenagers from North Carolina ranging from 14 to 17 years old made supervised e-cigarette purchase attempts from 98 Internet e-cigarette vendors. The results are not a surprise to anyone who has used the internet to purchase …

Survey Finds Teens Trending Toward E-cigarettes

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More teens are trying out e-cigarettes than the real thing, according to the government’s annual drug use survey. Researchers were surprised at how many 8th, 10th and 12th graders reported using electronic cigarettes this year, even as regular smoking by teens dropped to new lows. Nearly 9 percent of 8th graders said they had used an e-cigarette in the previous …