The rise in vaping was the single biggest jump in teen use of a tobacco product since the beginning of the survey in 1999, a new study finds.
Public health experts are continuing to sound the alarm on the teen vaping epidemic, tying the 1.3 million increase in teen tobacco users from 2017 to 2018 directly to e-cigarettes. The rise has been so significant that it has wiped out any progress in declining youth tobacco use in recent years, according to a report published Monday. (Kounang, 2/11)
There may be several reasons, but a recent boom in vaping is the most likely explanation, said Brian King of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We were making progress, and now you have the introduction of a product that is heavily popular among youth that has completely erased that progress,” King said. (Stobbe, 2/11)
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