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Concerns raised about e-cigs, minors

Several companies are marketing electronic cigarettes as a way to help people quit smoking, but a group is concerned that they may also lead kids to pick up the habit.

Community Action for Healthy Living executive director Wendy Vander Zanden says for teens, it can be easier to get e-cigarettes than regular cigarettes, and they may be more attractive. She says the variety of flavors could appeal to minors.

Vander Zanden says her group doesn't keep track of e-cigarette use rates among children, but she's heard a number of stories about kids having them. She hopes they can start tracking those numbers in the future.

posted : January, 2nd by WHBY


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