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ICYMI, December 21, 2018

December 21, 2018

Surgeon General calls for 'all hands on deck' to fight teen vaping

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Surgeon General calls for ‘all hands on deck’ to fight teen vaping

TUESDAY, December 18, 2018 (NBC)—Teen vaping has become a significant public health threat, the Surgeon General said Tuesday, and an all-hands-on-deck response is needed to fight it.

A survey released Monday showed 37 percent of seniors have tried vaping, up from just under 28 percent in 2017.

Dr. Jerome Adams released a rare Surgeon General’s advisory calling teen e-cigarette use an epidemic and calling for “aggressive steps” to fight it, including age limits, taxes and restricted sales.

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