Study: Popularity of E-cigarettes growing among young adults
DENVER — A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates more young adults are turning to e-cigarettes in a form of smoking that’s become even more popular with adults.
Electronic cigarettes, which come in several different varieties and prices, are gadgets that turn nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor which is then inhaled.
The Food and Drug Administration has not officially established the long term health effects of the product but many users claim it’s a way to kick their habit of traditional tobacco.
“When I first switched I made a commitment, either this is going to work or nothing is going to work,” said J.J Zepp, a lifelong smoker who made the switch to electronic cigarettes after his father suffered a heart attack.
E-Cigarettes advertisements are popping up both online and on television while health officials stress more research is needed to determine their safety.
“We do not know what is in these products or what happens when these chemicals get vaporized,” said Tracey Richers Maruyama, a tobacco prevention expert at Denver Health Medical Center.