Young Adults May Be Engaging in Risky Behaviors with their E-Cigarettes
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Electronic cigarettes i.e., e-cigarettes have significantly increased in prevalence in recent years. Approximately 7.6 of young adults in the United States report using an e-cigarette,1 and this rate is even higher among young adults presenting for military service 15.3.2 While the use of e-cigarettes as intended may be considered risky,3,4,5 especially given the recent publicity surrounding e-cigarettevaping-associated-lung-injury EVALI,6 some users also may use the devices or the e-liquids i.e., juice in a way that increases their risk. From September 2010 to February 2014, calls to Poison Control related to e-cigarettes increased from one call to 215 calls, with 42 of those calls for individuals aged 20 or older.9 However, there is limited research describing risky use of e-cigarettes.
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