On May 30, Marshfield Clinic Health System hosted an event that examined e-cigarettes and our youth. Part three of the event featured a presentation from Darcie Warren, coalition coordinator for the American Lung Association and the Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Wisconsin. Warren highlighted dramatic increases in e-cigarette use in Wisconsin's students including a 272 percent increase with middle school students and a 154 percent increase with high school students from 2014 to 2018. E-cigarette aerosol was also described as unsafe due to ultra-fine particles in the secondhand aerosol causing various health issues. "There's actually more particles in a cloud of secondhand aerosol then come from cigarette smoke, so though the air pollution is different, it's not safe." In Wisconsin, rates of e-cigarette use have increased from 1.9% in 2012 to 20.1% in 2018.
Watch the full program: