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Apreill Hartsfield

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Apreill Hartsfield recently joined Beasley Allen as a Content Writer. Her professional writing career began more than 15 years ago when she assisted with the research and writing for the Alabama Kids Count Data Book. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed a good mix of writing projects and providing public relations advice. Apreill enjoys helping people tell their stories and has a soft spot for children and marginalized populations. She graduated from the University of North Alabama with a bachelor of science in Political Science and Public Communications and earned a law degree from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Apreill and her husband and children live in Prattville, Ala.

Teen e-cigarette use soars amid increased spending on e-cigarette ads

Although tobacco use among teens has declined, two recent studies indicate alarming trends in the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students. Experts warn that e-cigarettes are toxic for young people. Results from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released this year found that teen e-cigarette use soared. E-cigarette use increased by nearly 89 percent for high school students and by nearly 85 percent for middle school students between 2011 and 2014. The CDC study also revealed spending on e-cigarette advertising increased by $108 million more in 2014 than in 2011. It noted that more ... Read More