Associated Press Release
By: MIKE STOBBE
ATLANTA (AP) -- Health officials say children -- like adults -- are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes.
A 2012 survey found 2 percent of middle and high school students said they'd used an e-cigarette in the previous month, up from 1 percent in 2011.
More kids still smoke traditional cigarettes than the new electronic ones, and it's not clear how dangerous e-cigarettes are. It's also not clear how many are using them on a daily or weekly basis.
But health officials say the study released Thursday suggests many kids are now getting a first taste of nicotine through e-cigarettes and then moving on to regular cigarettes.
CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr
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