Flavored tobacco products attracting young people, CDC says

NBC News reports on its website that a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 70 percent “of middle and high school students who say they’ve used tobacco are going for” the flavored varieties. CDC Director Tom Frieden stated, “Flavored tobacco products are enticing a new generation of America’s youth into nicotine addiction, condemning many of them to tobacco-related disease and early death.”

Additionally, Brian King of the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health says e-cigarettes are now “the most common tobacco product used among middle and high school students.”

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