More than 1 in 4 Teens Vape: ALA Responds to New CDC Data on Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic
(September 12, 2019) - CHICAGO
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Statement from American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold Wimmer in response to the recent release of the National Youth Tobacco Survey data:
"The NYTS report shows 27.5 percent of youth are now using e-cigarettes." This number underscores the urgency to address the youth e-cigarette epidemic. The American Lung Association supports ending the sale of flavored tobacco products to prevent youth vaping, and strongly encourages additional measures, including immediately removing any product that came onto the market illegally after August 8, 2016; stopping online sales; and increasing the federal age of tobacco sales to 21."
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
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