Houston radiologist Joel Dunnington, MD, testified before the House Public Education Committee, asking legislators to support House Bill 456 by Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio), which would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes on school campuses.
“The marketing to young people of these products worries physicians,” Dr. Dunnington told committee members. “We join others in expressing concern that young people using these products will also use other tobacco products. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported e-cigarette use among U.S. students in grades 6-12 doubled from 2011 to 2012. In 2013 almost 5 percent of high school students reported using e-cigarettes.”