The Year of the Vape: Teen E-Cigarette Use Spikes

December 18, 2018

(Kaiser Health News) – New data suggest that vaping isn’t a passing fad: Teenagers across the country are doing it in record numbers. More than one-third — or 37.3 percent — of 12th-graders reported vaping at least once in the past 12 months, according to a survey released Monday by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. That’s an increase of nearly 10 percentage points over 2017, when 27.8 percent of high school seniors reported vaping. The students surveyed said they had vaped nicotine, marijuana or simply flavoring. Researchers say it’s unclear whether teens know what’s in their vape, and that some may be misguided about vaping only “flavoring.”

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