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  • While cigarette use for high school students is at an all time low (8%), 21% of students in the United States report using e-cigarettes in the past month; the highest level to date. The use of e-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes often called vaping, has increased tremendously for young people over the past few years, making health care professionals and parents question its potential harm on health.  This is unfortunate considering the hope that e-cigarettes could represent a less-harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes for current adult smokers.
    While cigarette use for high school students is at an all time low (8%), 21% of students in the United States report using e-cigarettes in the past month; the highest level to date. The use of e-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes often called vaping, has increased tremendously for young people over the past few years, making health care professionals and parents question its potential harm on health. This is unfortunate considering the hope that e-cigarettes could represent a less-harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes for current adult smokers.
  • Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and director of The Tobacco Dependence Program at the Rutgers University Center for Tobacco Studies, discusses the potential risks of e-cigarettes for teenagers, as well as the benefits for adults undergoing smoking cessation in a video produced by the medical school.
    Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and director of The Tobacco Dependence Program at the Rutgers University Center for Tobacco Studies, discusses the potential risks of e-cigarettes for teenagers, as well as the benefits for adults undergoing smoking cessation in a video produced by the medical school.
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