• By Dana Sparks

Sharp Increase in E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

April 17, 2015

person puffing and smoking an e-cigarette

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students has tripled in one year. Traditional cigarette smoking declined but according to the CDC report about 25 percent of all high school students and 8 percent of middle school students used some form of tobacco. That's estimated to be more than four million young people. (Click here for the complete CDC report.)

Jon Ebbert, M.D., associate director for research in the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, says this is very concerning.

Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Ebbert are available in the downloads.


Read other Mayo Clinic News regarding E-cigarettes:
Nicotine Dependence Center
What are electronic cigarettes? Are they safer than conventional cigarettes?
Mayo Clinic Experts: What Should You Know About E-cigarettes?

What a brave young lady!! Best wishes for your future.


wow!! I too have EDS!! It is so wonderful to see some attention brought to the syndrome! Many people don't understand chronic pain if they don't see it. It is a battle many of us "Zebras" have to go through, but we just keep our heads up and keep on going! I suggest those who don't understand and need a better point of view to read about the "spoons and EDS". Thank you for bringing attention to this!!!


My family member has this as well. Are there any physical therapists in the Rochester, MN area that specialize in this?


Laurie- I also have EDS. I was set up with PT at Mayo Rochester the day I was diagnosed. It was a relief to have someone who understood the condition. Prior to being diagnosed, my PT appointments were not very beneficial. Just a lot of "wow"s when measurments were taken.

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