Published: Aug 28, 2014 9:26 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 28, 2014 10:59 AM EDT

Concerns About E-Cigarettes:
1. 20 million deaths in last 50 years in US from smoking.
2. 50 years since association between smoking and lung cancer found.
3. E-Cigarettes are accepted socially.
4. Youth are being re-introduced to smoking.
5. Each day, 3,200 youth smoke their first cigarette in US.
6. E-Cigarettes need to be regulated - not FDA approved.
7. Concern over societal impact - Smoke-free society.
8. E-Cigarettes contain toxic chemicals.
9. Nicotine is addictive and affects adolescent brain development.
10. 75% teen smokers become adult smokers.
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AHA makes E-Cigarette Recommendations:
1. E-Cigarettes that contain nicotine = Cigarettes.
2. More research is needed.
3. Strict guidelines are needed for marketing E-Cigarettes.
4. E-Cigarettes need to be banned for minors - FDA agrees.
5. E-Cigarettes need incorporation into laws.
6. E-Cigarettes role in smoking cessation needs guidelines and FDA approval.
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Youth who never smoked are using e-cigarettes:
1. 263,000 youth who never smoked used e-cigarettes in 2013.
2. 79,000 youth who never smoked used e-cigarettes in 2011.
3. Middle and High School Students studied between 2011 - 201343.
4. 9% intend to smoke cigarettes within the next year.