e-cigarettes

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Youth tobacco use has been trending downward, but a recent poll by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention found a sharp uptick in the use of e-cigarettes.

The CDC’s survey also shows that e-cigarette use by high school students rose from 4 percent in 2013 to 13 percent in 2014—an increase of around 1.3 million more  users in just one year. The study also found  use increased substantially for middle school students.

Corie Zelazoski from the Oneida County Health Department says this development has health officials concerned...

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A bill in the Wisconsin Senate would update the language in Wisconsin's statewide smoking ban to make electronic cigarettes legal in public places. An e-cigarette is a device operated by a battery where the user inhales a water vapor. The user also inhales nicotine in the draw. The devices don't have the restrictions of tobacco cigarettes, which are banned in public places.

Oneida County Public Health Tobacco Coordinator Niki Kostrova says the feds have not yet approved them as a smoking cessation device....