Davis quoted on health impacts and growing appeal of e-cigarettes

December 25, 2013

In a story for Michigan Radio, Dr. Matthew Davis explains that no studies have been done on the long-term health impacts of e-cigarettes, which are unregulated and increasingly popular with teens.

Davis notes that, while they are likely less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, they contain chemicals that may negatively affect the health of users.

Davis is director of the National Poll on Children's Health from C.S. Mott Children's hospital. In a recent poll, they found that almost half of parents are concerned that their child will try e-cigarettes and that support for prohibiting sale to young people is high.