New Report Shows E-Cigarette Use Up Among Teenagers


Springfield - Some say they're a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Others say they're just as harmful.
Either way, a new study shows teen E-cigarette use is up.

A 2015 National Youth Tobacco survey showed that 3-million U.S. teenagers used E-cigarettes last year.
The information showed that between 2011 and 2015, E-cigarette rose from 1.5% to 16% among high schoolers, and from .6% to 5.3% among middle school students.
Local E-cigarette shops say they're doing what they can to make sure children aren't getting a hold of their products.

"We carded before it was even a law to card, it's just common sense.  It's a nicotine product, so everybody's always had to be 18.  We don't bring in juicing companies that label that way.  I just don't feel it's good for the industry and I think most of the vapor industry feels the same way as well," said Matt Fortin, owner of Upper Limits vape shop in Springfield.

The report also showed that E-cigarette use surpassed traditional cigarettes as the most common use of tobacco.

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