E-Cigarette Use on the Rise in Arkansas and U.S.

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The CDC released data last week showing that e-cigarette use has increased 80% in the last year.

Arkansas has a rate of e-cigarette use by high school students was 13.7% in 2017 and is estimated to approach the national rate of 20.8% in 2018.

The high rates of use among minors occur even though the sale of e-cigarettes is banned in Arkansas to those under 18, including in vape shops.

E-cigarettes are also banned from use on state higher-education campuses.

Last Thursday, the FDA Commissioner released a statement on new proposed guidelines to protect children from tobacco. These guidelines will eliminate flavorings in tobacco products sold in stores and online.

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