Teens Are Using a Dangerous New E-Cigarette
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 926 , Segment 5
Episode: Police Trials, Audiobooks vs Print, Metabolic Syndrome
- Oct 22, 2018 11:00 pm
- 19:24 mins
Guest: Jessica L. Barrington-Trimis, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Tobacco use has been steadily dropping in the US among both adults and teenagers over the last few decades. But use of electronic cigarettes is rising – especially among youth. E-Cigarettes are battery-powered and come in flavors like watermelon and donut cream. While they’re technically illegal to sell to teens, the data suggest many, many teens are using them regularly and often don’t realize they contain nicotine. A new development in the e-cigarette market has public health officials even more worried – so-called “pod mods” deliver up to ten times as much nicotine as regular e-cigarettes and they’re booming among teens.