The dangerous rise of electronic cigarettes

Smoking is making an addictive comeback among young people and adults through e-cigarettes

By Amanda Leigh Mascarelli, 17:36 PM March 18, 2014

It’s been a full half-century since the Surgeon General of the United States declared that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. Yet that knowledge hasn’t stopped people from smoking. Especially teens. In fact, nine out of every 10 smokers start by age 18.

In the United States alone, every day more than 3,200 people under age 18 smoke their first cigarette. And each day, an additional 2,100 teens and young adults transition to smoking daily.

The 1964 Surgeon General’s rep...

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