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KIDS THESE DAYS Teens Are Smoking E-Cigarettes PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP

Teenagers Are Smoking E-Cigarettes

Kids these days don’t have to go to the bathroom or the parking lot to sneak a puff, with e-cigarettes they can pretend to be cool right in the middle of class. The number of high school and middle school kids using e-cigarettes nearly doubled between 2011 and 2012, and teachers are baffled by how to handle the new trend. “It’s really new, and it’s popping up, and I think it bears some looking at in terms of offering resources for prevention and particularly intervention,” said the supervisor for student affairs in Maryland’s Prince George’s County. “I think students are just a little naïve, and they think it’s harmless when it really isn’t.”

November 15, 2013 11:59 AM