E-cigarette use among teens sparks concern

A report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that while smoking is down among teenagers, the use of of

The Centers for Disease Control says in just one year, the number of teens using e-cigarettes has tripled.

The Centers for Disease Control says in just one year, the number of teens using e-cigarettes has tripled. (4/17/15)

MILFORD - A new report showing that teens are using electronic cigarettes now more than ever has some doctors worried.

It's often billed as a safer alternative to cigarettes, but the new numbers are surprising even the experts. The Centers for Disease Control says in just one year, the number of teens using e-cigarettes has tripled.

E-cigarettes,or "vaporizers," don't use tobacco, but they do contain nicotine.

News 12 Connecticut spoke to health experts Friday who say e-cigarettes may taste good and smell better, but customers still don't know always what chemicals are inside.
 

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