The youth e-cigarette epidemic: 5 important things to know
After decades of drops in the youth smoking rate, e-cigarettes are now the most popular tobacco product among young people — and their popularity is growing.
“E-cigarettes may be turning back the clock on the tremendous progress we’ve made in the fight against tobacco,” said Robin Koval, CEO and president of Truth Initiative®, at the most recent installment of the Kenneth E. Warner Series, “The Youth E-cigarette Epidemic: Unintended Consequences or Strategic Marketing?”
A group of public health experts, researchers, youth and education professionals gathered at the event to discuss youth e-cigarette use and the health risks confronting an entire generation. Here are five takeaways from the discussion, facilitated by USA Today reporter Jayne O'Donnell.