E-Cigarettes Pose ‘Major’ Risks, Surgeon General’s Report Warns

From: The Wall Street Journal

Report highlights the risks of nicotine exposure to young people

By Jennifer Maloney

The U.S. Surgeon General called surging e-cigarette use by children and young adults “a major public health concern” and recommended increased regulation and taxation of the products in a report set to be released Thursday.

The report joins a public debate about the potential benefits and risks of e-cigarettes, which are battery-powered devices that heat nicotine-laced liquid into a vapor. Some groups, including industry advocates and the Royal College of Physicians in the U.K., have argued that e-cigarettes should be promoted as a means to help adults quit smoking conventional cigarettes.

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