A new survey released by the US Center for Disease Control, in conjunction with the ND Department of Health and Department of Public Instruction, shows good and bad news in regards to tobacco use in North Dakota teens.

The good news -- When it comes to traditional tobacco use in teenagers, use is down from 22 percent  in 2005 to just 12 percent in 2015.

The bad news -- 22 percent of students surveyed  said they have used  an ecigarette in the last month. the ecigarettes use became popular because most teens think they are a safer alternative to traditional tobacco. Most became aware of the devices a couple years ago as they became more popular in the mainstream culture.

The complete findings of the study can be found on the CDC's website

[h/t Bismarck Tribune]