More Teens Are Using E-Cigarettes


Albert tried his first electronic cigarette last year, when he was 14. He liked it so much — mint is his favorite flavor — that he “vapes” with his friends whenever a group of them has enough of these unregulated, vapor-only cigs to pass around.

“It’s the coolest thing out,” says the Killian High 10th grader.

Most adults think otherwise. Albert, who asked that his real name not be used because his parents don’t know his vaping habits, are part of what public health officials consider a growing trend that saw e-cigarette use among minors double in a single year.

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