Teen Smoking Declines to Lowest Rate in 22 Years
According to the CDC’s annual Youth Behavior Surveillance Report, teen smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level in the history of the CDC’s monitoring. This major decrease in teen smoking is the lowest is has ever been in 22 years. However, the CDC fears this decline may be attributed to electronic cigarettes, despite the fact that the surveillance report doesn’t mention e-cigarettes once!
We should all be concerned about rapidly rising use of e-cigs among teens despite this low in smoking
CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, is at the forefront of this attack on electronic cigarettes stating, “We should all be concerned about rapidly rising use of e-cigs among teens despite this low in smoking”. Ironically Dr. Frieden lacks any data regarding the actual rate of e-cigarette usage among teens and makes his statement on complete speculation. When you consider the fact that teen smoking rates have been fairly stable over the years, and then a decline appears once electronic cigarettes become available, it makes sense to attribute a reduction in teen smoking to this advancement in technology. Even if teens are using e-cigarettes isn’t that far better than smoking cigarettes filled with thousands of unknown toxins and dangerous chemicals?
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