E-cigarette use among young people is a major health concern, according to a report from the U.S. Surgeon General. E-cigarettes went from being rare in 2010 to being the most common tobacco product used by our nation’s youth.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, e-cigarette use among high school students rose from 1.5 percent in 2011 to 16 percent in 2015. Federal health officials estimate that about million middle and high school students use e-cigarettes. Benard Dreyer, President of American Academy of Pediatrics, said nicotine is harmful to the developing brain regardless of whether it’s smoked through a traditional cigarette or an e-cigarette.