The CDC Says Ads Are Encouraging Teens To Smoke E-Cigarettes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that teens who frequently see the ads are three times more likely to use e-cigarettes.By Abriana Green-McCant | April 26, 2016
Electronic cigarette use among teens has risen dramatically in the past four years, and one study says e-cigarette ads could be to blame.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports teens who frequently see the ads are three times more likely to have used e-cigarettes. More than 18 million youths were exposed to such ads in 2014.
A separate CDC report says last year 16 percent of high school students said they'd used e-cigarettes within the previous 30 days — a huge jump from 1.5 percent in 2011. It's almost double the number of estimated cigarette users. Middle-school users were at about 5 percent.