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E-cigarettes Becoming More Popular Among Teens

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E-cigarettes are touted as a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes and they're becoming more popular among teens.

This month the CDC said E-cigarette use had doubled among middle and high schoolers from 2011 to 2012.

Dr. Rutherfoord Rose with the Virginia Poison Center says teens are using it for more than smoking tobacco.

"We know that e-cigarettes are becoming more prevalent because we are getting more calls about children getting into them," says Dr. Rutherfoord Rose of the Virginia Poison Center. "We are hearing reports of liquid fake marijuana being smoked."

Oils from synthetic marijuana like K2 or Spice are now being snuck into e-cigarettes.

"Those things are clearly more toxic and more hazardous than even marijuana is."

 

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