New surgeon general report says vaping is a threat to kids

Nancy Marshall-Genzer Dec 8, 2016
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E-cigarettes are displayed at Gone With the Smoke Vapor Lounge on May 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

New surgeon general report says vaping is a threat to kids

Nancy Marshall-Genzer Dec 8, 2016
E-cigarettes are displayed at Gone With the Smoke Vapor Lounge on May 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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The surgeon general issued a report today on kids, and e-cigarettes. The report calls e-cigarettes an emerging threat to the health of our youth.  And they’re getting more popular by the day, with more high school students than adults using e-cigarettes. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says e-cigs hurt developing brains by affecting the capacity for attention and learning.

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