The latest Minnesota Youth Tobacco report shows that one in five Minnesota high-schoolers reported using e-cigarettes within the past 30 days. Laura Smith with Minnesotans for a Smoke-free Generation says three things must be done to bring those numbers down…

“Investing in treatment and prevention, ending the sale of all flavored tobacco products and keeping tobacco prices high, those three things together we think would make a huge difference to reverse the youth e-cigarette epidemic and restore the health and make sure that we’re not having addiction today and in the future.”

Smith says one of the most concerning findings in the report is that 70-percent of youth e-cigarette users indicated signs of dependence–and about 34-percent of students reporting they were frequent users of e-cigarettes.