The Surgeon General Declares E-cigarette Use by Youth an Epidemic
On December 18, 2018, the Surgeon General declared that use of e-cigarettes by youth is an epidemic. "I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of protecting our children from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks by immediately addressing the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. The recent surge in e-cigarette use among youth, which has been fueled by new types of e-cigarettes that have recently entered the market, is a cause for great concern. We must take action now to protect the health of our nation’s young people." Read more.