To study the popularity of flavored nicotine products among teens, researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC conducted a first-of-its-kind study surveying the popularity of nicotine gums, lozenges and gummies among teens. Exposure to nicotine during adolescence can harm brain development, cause problems with learning, memory and attention, and lead to nicotine addiction.

The flavored products ranked second only to E-cigarettes: 3.4% of teens had used edible products at least once, while 1.7% had used them in the past six months. The study was published this week in the journal Pediatrics.

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