TEACHERS: Current events podcasts for the classroom!

Learn More
18561386162 aabfa4eedd k

Image licensed under CC BY 2.0

Current Event January 22, 2016

Debate: Are E-cigarettes Harmful for Teens?


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found that the use of electronic cigarettes has tripled among U.S. teenagers in the last year. They are now more popular than conventional cigarettes. E-cigarettes create a nicotine vapor to inhale, which is still dangerous for developing brains. Public health officials are concerned about how aggressively e-cigarette companies market to teens with sweet flavors and cartoons. Listen to this story and then debate the positive and negative opinions on e-cigarettes.

Health

Story Length: 3:36

Listen to the Story:

SOURCE:

National Public Radio © 2015 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 04/17/2015


Want to hear the story and see the teaching resources?

  • Access to full library of lessons
  • Daily current events
  • Listening comprehension questions
  • Graphic Organizers
Learn More