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A clever new e-cigarette has emerged among young people. Community Health Specialist at Oneida County Health Department, Corie Zelazoski details the JUUL e-cigarette...

"...one of our students who represents our Rhinelander FACT group left a message saying she had seen some students using it. We've kept our eye on it. Across the state now we're seeing a huge increase in youth using these e-cigarettes and they're basically like regular e-cigarettes, except they are made to look like USB flash drives...."

New Facts About Secondhand "Vape" From E-Cigarettes

Mar 31, 2017

Nearly 6.5 million young people - about one in four middle- and high-school students in the United States  report being exposed to secondhand aerosol or "vape" from e-cigarettes in the past month, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


More teens in the U.S. are using e-cigarettes than any other tobacco product. That’s according to a 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey from the US Centers for Disease Control. The CDC found that e-cigarette use by high school students rose from 4.5% in 2013 to 13.4% last year. The study found that nearly 4% of middle schoolers also smoke e-cigarettes.


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...


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....