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Teens who have been exposed to electronic cigarette ads in the last 30 days are more likely to start vaping, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Engadget reports.
“The unrestricted marketing of e-cigarettes and dramatic increases in their use by youth could reverse decades of progress in preventing tobacco use among youth,” Brian King, deputy director at the CDC’s smoking division, said in a statement.
The data comes from the CDC’s 2014 National Tobacco Survey that looked into the habits of more than 20,000 middle and high school students from across the country and found that the number of E-cigs users is increasing among teenagers.
Along with their findings the CDC recommends “limiting e-cig sales to stores that only admit adults, preventing e-cig sales from being offered close to schools, and making e-cigs harder to purchase online.”