Know the risk of e-cigarettes: A U.S. Surgeon General’s Report

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The 2016 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults is the first report issued by a Federal agency that comprehensively reviews the public health issue of electronic cigarettes and their impact on our nation’s young people. Evidence was gathered from studies that included one or more of three age groups: young adolescents (11–14 years of age); adolescents (15–17 years of age); and young adults (18–25 years of age).

Surgeon General’s Reports

Over the last half century, the U.S. Surgeon General has released 32 comprehensive reports outlining the impact of tobacco use on this nation’s health and well-being. The 33rd report, which addresses e-cigarette use among youth and young adults, adds significant data and analysis to the science of this important public health issue. Surgeon General’s Reports are the gold standard of scientific reports, and each is developed and reviewed by hundreds of expert researchers. More than 150 scientists and public health professionals contributed to the development of this latest Surgeon General’s Report.

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