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Some of the teens and young adults suffered severe lung damage after smoking e-cigarettes.
Use by adolescents poses a concern: Medical experts say some users will transition to tobacco products, which are closely linked to cancer.
The agency announces “forceful” new actions focused on retailers and manufacturers.
The epidemic-level rises in youth e-cigarette use is threatening the progress we’ve made toward reducing youth tobacco use.
That’s compared with using patches, gum, lozenges, sprays, inhalers or a combination of such products.
Adolescents who first used e-cigarettes were four times more likely to begin smoking traditional cigarettes.
Large study uncovers new risks.
Steps aim to reduce use of electronic nicotine systems and flavored tobacco products by youth.
“The Real Cost” campaign to target nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through digital platforms, social media and in-school ads nationwide.
“The accelerating trajectory of use we’re seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addiction, must end,” says the agency.
The effects could increase a smoker’s risk for cancer.
Compounds released during vaping could boost cancer risk.
Toxic byproducts are found even in adolescents who use e-cigarettes without nicotine.
E-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco raise the risk of smoking in teens who have never smoked cigarettes
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