On Thursday's "Medical Minute," Jim Burress and Dr. Ford Vox talk about the FDA’s plan to start regulating e-cigarettes, and why that’s an important step. Shady manufacturers have flooded the market with faulty devices that can cause burns and even explode, but even when they work as advertised, they have their own health risks and you should think twice. There’s plenty of evidence the e-cigarette industry is targeting kids, and using them appears to make it six times more likely a teenager will go on to start smoking regular cigarettes.
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Barrington-Trimis et al. E-Cigarettes and Future Cigarette Use. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun 13.
Dr. Ford Vox is a medical journalist and commentator who has served as WABE 90.1’s medical analyst since 2015.