• August 9, 2020

Youth exposed to e-cigarette ads

The U.S. Centers for Disease control has expressed concern about young people’s exposure to e-cigarette advertisements. According to the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey, nearly 69 percent of U.S. middle- and high-school students see e-cigarette advertisements from one or more media sources.

Cynthia Cabrera, executive director of the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association, said the CDC continues to mislead the public about the benefits of vapor products as far less harmful alternatives to smoking.

According to Cabrera, the report fails to mention that teens are exposed to many other adult issues, including violence, sex and alcohol, on the Internet, TV and in movies.