WASHINGTON – Middle and high school students still use flavored electronic cigarettes at a “concerned level”, according to a published research by the Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The study surveyed millions of middle and high school students in the United States electronic cigarette use in the past 30 days includes 14.1% of high school students and 3.3% of middle school students.

Almost 85% of them used flavored e-cigarettes and more than half used disposable e-cigarettes.

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“This research shows that our nation’s youth continue to be attracted to and excited about the growing variety of e-cigarette brands that deliver flavored nicotine,” said Deirdre Lawrence Kittner. Kittner is director of the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.

Among youth who currently use e-cigarettes, 27.6% used them daily and 42.3% used them 20 or more times in the past 30 days.

The e-cigarette company Juul had its products removed from store shelves this year, the FDA agreed to pay Yule $438.5 million in a class-action lawsuit.

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