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E-Cig Use Among Youth On The Rise

E-Cig Use Among HS Students Up 900%!

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We know that electronic cigarette products are not a safe alternative to more traditional tobacco products, and often contain harmful carcinogens and toxins like formaldehyde. We also know that e-cigarette users are seven times more likely to smoke cigarettes. Yet, these products are the most commonly used tobacco products among youth in CT.

According to the most recent available data, e-cigarette use has increased 900% among HS students. In fact, e-cigarette use among youth is so alarming that he U.S. Surgeon General has declared it a major public health concern. The American Heart Association is working tirelessly to ensure our state lawmakers understand the dangers of e-cigarettes and do everything that they can to make it more difficult for kids to get these deadly products.

If you would like to become active in the fight to protect our youth from tobacco-related disease, contact Jim Williams, CT Government Relations Director, at james.williams@heart.org.

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