E-cigarettes Becoming More Popular Among Teens

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E-cigarettes
are touted as a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes and they're
becoming more popular among teens.

This
month the CDC said E-cigarette use had doubled among middle and high schoolers
from 2011 to 2012.

Dr. Rutherfoord Rose with
the Virginia Poison Center says teens are using it for more than smoking
tobacco.

“We know that e-cigarettes are becoming more
prevalent because we are getting more calls about children getting into them,”
says Dr. Rutherfoord Rose of the Virginia Poison Center. “We are hearing
reports of liquid fake marijuana being smoked.”

Oils from synthetic
marijuana like K2 or Spice are now being snuck into e-cigarettes.

“Those things are clearly
more toxic and more hazardous than even marijuana is.”

 

Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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