Posted on 4/6/2014
USA Today reports that sales of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, went from 50,000 in 2008 to 5 million in 2012. What’s more, the CDC estimates that more than 1.78 million middle and high school students nationwide have tried e-cigarettes – and 75% of them used conventional cigarettes as well. Are e-cigarettes a way for smokers to quit using tobacco – or a gateway for non-smokers to start the habit? Jamie Balavitch is on the line with me; she is the Lead Prevention Counselor for the Oakwood Taylor Teen Center.