E Cigarette Misconceptions

The Tobacco Control Coordinator for the Fond du Lac County Health Department says there are a lot of misconceptions about e-cigarettes or vaping. She says for one thing they have not been approved as smoking cessation devices and the chemicals in them can be harmful. He says research doesn’t back that assertion up. She says they are seeing an increase in the number of kids that use e-cigarettes or vaping. She says in 2014 a little over 7 percent of high school kids used them and now that has increased to 13 to 14 percent while the use of conventional cigarettes is at 10 percent. She says kids may not know what e-cigarettes are. She says instead they refer to them as hookah pens or vape sticks.