American Lung Association http://kcur.org en E-Cigarette Use Among Kids Doubles In One Year http://kcur.org/post/e-cigarette-use-among-kids-doubles-one-year <p>A <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6235a6.htm?s_cid=mm6235a6_w" target="_blank">nationwide survey of kids in grades six through twelve</a> shows that nearly 1.8 million of them have tried electronic cigarettes, more than double the rate reported the previous year.</p><p>The CDC says nearly seven percent of middle and high school students have tried e-cigarettes, and more than two percent are current users. Erika Sward of the American Lung Association says the rapid growth is due in large part to an aggressive marketing campaign.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:59:00 +0000 Bryan Thompson 43205 at http://kcur.org Lung Association Report Card: Missouri's Smoking Policies Fail To Protect http://kcur.org/post/lung-association-report-card-missouris-smoking-policies-fail-protect <p>A <a href="http://www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org/SOTC_2012.pdf">new report</a> by the <b>American Lung Association</b> puts Missouri near the bottom of the list when it comes to state tobacco control policies. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:22:25 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 11081 at http://kcur.org