Chinese kids smoking candy-flavoured e-cigarettes

Chinese kids smoking candy-flavoured e-cigarettes
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In China, new trend of using candy-flavored e-cigarettes to get kids hooked on smoking is catching on.As per Fox News, the e-cigarettes are sold to kids for as little as 3 dollars in China, where the average age for first-time smokers is under 11 and sale of e-cigarettes is unregulated.

In China, new trend of using candy-flavored e-cigarettes to get kids hooked on smoking is catching on.As per Fox News, the e-cigarettes are sold to kids for as little as 3 dollars in China, where the average age for first-time smokers is under 11 and sale of e-cigarettes is unregulated.


Some campaigners worry that e-cigarettes are gaining popularity in China before awareness of tobacco's dangers has become widespread, an Economist report said.

Researchers at Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health recommended a total ban on e-cigarettes, warning that e-cigarettes targeting children could lead to a "tobacco epidemic."

Currently there is about 4.6 million students who report using any form of tobacco, said Brian King, deputy director for research translation at the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health, adding that about 2.5 million of those are e-cigarette users.

No form of tobacco, whether it's combustible, incombustible or electronic, is safe for youth to use, King added.
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