A 2013 CDC report found that one in 10 high school students now reports having used an e-cigarette but data is out on their safety.
One thing is clear: nicotine is addictive. E-cigarettes are not FDA approved and are not regulated. But that may be about to change. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue its first rules on e-cigarettes by the end of the month.
What are E-Cigarettes?
- Battery powered heater with flavored liquid nicotine
- Data to support use for teens is absent
- Currently unregulated, children of any age can buy
CDC Report on E-Cigarettes
- Use of E-cigarettes doubled; 1 in 10 HS students have used e-cigarette
- 2013 saw $2 Billion in e-cigarette sales
- 80% of HS students who use also smoke cigarettes
What Parents Need To Know
- E-cigarette safety is untested, nicotine is highly addictive
- FDA regulation likely coming but ongoing marketing to kids
- E-cigarette use may lead to nicotine addiction
- Health Experts Anxious To See Regulation
- E-Cigarettes Under Fire (WebMD)
- E-Cigarettes in HS Students
- CDC Report on Teens And E-Cig Use