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U.S. Surgeon General’s Report concerned about youth e-cig use (Susan Livio, NJ Star-Ledger)

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The U.S. Surgeon General released a report on December 8 that shows teens are choosing e-cigarettes over tobacco, putting their health at risk. According to the Report, 1 of every 6 high school students used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days.  E-cigarette use amongst middle and high schoolers has tripled in the last year.

GASP’s Executive Director Karen Blumenfeld urged state lawmakers and policy makers to take action to stop the “out of control” e-cigarette use among youth. “Time keeps on ticking, and Trenton sits on the sidelines to curb this epidemic.”

Read the full Star-Ledger story here. 

Read the Surgeon General’s new Report at https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/e-cigarettes/index.htm

View the Surgeon General’s webpage on health issues with e-cigarettes for youth at