U.S. surgeon general e-cigarette report sparks controversy

E-cigarettes containing THC oils are pictured at Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group dispensary in West HollywoodBy Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. surgeon general in a report released on Thursday called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes to become the most commonly used tobacco products among this group. Vivek Murthy, the country's top doctor, in the first Surgeon General's report on e-cigarettes use among youths, said young people were more vulnerable to the negative consequences of nicotine exposure than adults and should be protected. "We know a great deal about what works to effectively prevent tobacco use among young people," the report said.

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