Teenagers Exposed To E-Cigarette Ads More Likely To Partake, CDC Finds
An increase in e-cigarettes usage among the younger generation correlates with the rise in spending on e-cigarette advertisements to $115 million in 2014. Elsewhere, The Baltimore Sun shines a light on the vaping culture and those who support it.
CDC: E-Cig Ads Led To Increased Youth Smoking Rates
A new government study sheds light on the popularity of electronic cigarettes among youth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that teenagers who are exposed to e-cigarette advertisements are more likely to vape. “Kids should not use any type of tobacco product, including e-cigarettes,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a statement. “Exposure to e-cigarette advertising is associated with youth e-cigarette use." (Devaney, 4/25)
The Baltimore Sun:
As Authorities Debate The Rules, Vapers Form A Colorful Culture
Look through the window of the gathering place on York Road some night, and you'll think it's a tavern from another time. Men and women shoot pool. People cluster, chat and flirt. A haze hangs thick in the air. But it isn't smoke — and if you make the mistake of using the S-word here, the habitues of Towson Vaporium will likely look at you as though you've come from another planet. (Pitts and Waseem, 4/25)