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Report: E-cigarette use among teens on the rise

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale School of Medicine study says one-fourth of high school students in Connecticut have tried an electronic cigarette.

The study also found that 3.5 percent of middle school students have used e-cigarettes, more than had used tobacco in the past month.

The New Haven Register reports that four high schools and two middle schools in Connecticut were surveyed for the study.

Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, said that in the six-school sample, 8.8 percent of high school students and 1.1 percent of middle school students reported smoking cigarettes in the past month.

She says e-cigarettes use is high and seems to be rising among middle school and high school students.

The study appeared Dec. 9 in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.