CDC: Makers of e-cigarettes, little cigars target kids

Posted: 11/8/2013

From USA Today:

New types of cigarettes and tobacco threaten to addict a new generation of kids, in spite of the country's overall progress against smoking, said Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"I really worry about our kids," Frieden said in an exclusive interview with USA TODAY. "If the next generation gets hooked, you're talking about a lifetime struggle with addiction."

About 16% of high school students smoke, along with 19% of adults - rates that have fallen slightly or leveled off in recent years. New products threaten to undermine those gains, however, Frieden said. Read more.