E-Cigarette Use Among New York Teens Is On the Rise

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Shocking numbers show more young adults are leaving cigarettes in the past and switching to e-cigarettes.

Data released today from New York’s first report on e-cigarette use, show that 10.5 percent of high school students and 12.7 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds, use electronic cigarettes.

That’s almost double the amount (5.7 percent) among adults 25 years and older who use them.

Electronic cigarettes have recently became a popular nicotine alternative.

The battery-powered devices heat flavored liquid nicotine and other chemicals.

Though the products do not burn tobacco, recent studies show they contain emit toxins, including cancer-causing formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.

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