E-cigarettes continue upward trend among teens

Public opinion about tobacco smoking shifted through the 1980s, due to public health campaigns and news about the addictiveness of cigarettes became better known. But smoking is now making a comeback, this time through electronic smoking devices, often called vape pens. While supporters claim they are safer than cigarettes and can be used to help quit smoking, opponents are concerned that they are attracting new young users. “The older people, the people who have been smoking, are using it to quit cigarettes. The younger crowd is doing it as a hobby.”  Read a report from Boyle Heights Beat.

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