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Smoking Statistics and Help to Quit

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A new study reveals that more than a quarter-million middle and high school students who were non-smokers say they used an electronic cigarette last year. Center for Disease Control and Prevention researchers say that it is a three-fold increase since 2011. The findings come from national youth tobacco surveys of middle and high school students in the U.S. from 2011 through 2013. The report found not only did E-Cig use triple, but the non-smoking children who tried them were twice as likely to say they plan to start smoking tobacco cigarettes. The CDC says there is research suggesting nicotine's harmful effects on teen brain development could cause lasting problems in thinking and memory. Health experts say  this study highlights the need to develop stronger electronic cigarette regulations.

KICKING THE HABIT:
University of Illinois officials and the Champaign-Urbana public health district want to help you quit smoking.  The annual: "Freedom from Smoking Program" starts September 11th at the "U of I Wellness Center" located in the activities and recreation center in Champaign.  Classes will cover steps and different ways to quit smoking as well as offer medications and accountability for those looking to finally quit the habit. Officials tell us,  they have had many success stories already.Smoking Statistics and Help to Quit


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