The use of electronic cigarettes has increased among U.S. adult current and former smokers as well as high school students. The 2011-12 National Youth Tobacco Survey, a survey of US teen students, found that the use of e-cigarettes has doubled in one year resulting in almost 10 percent of all students having used e-cigarettes as of 2012. NBC Latino’s Dr. Joseph Sirven tells you what to know about electronic cigarettes.
Dr. Joseph Sirven is a first-generation Cuban-American. He is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and was past Director of Education for Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is editor-in-chief of epilepsy.com and has served U.S. and global governmental agencies including the Institute of Medicine, NASA, FAA, NIH and CDC.