E-Cigarette Use Spikes Among High School Students

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The number of high school students who say they used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days has jumped 75 percent since last year, The Wall Street Journal reports. The preliminary data comes from the latest National Youth Tobacco Survey.

About 3 million—or 20 percent—of high school students are vaping, according to the findings. In contrast, last year 1.73 million—or 11.7 percent—used e-cigarettes, according to recently published federal data.

In May, The Wall Street Journal and Mercury Analytics conducted a survey of teens that found almost one-third say they currently vape. More than half of teens who vape say they do it because they like the flavors that e-cigarette liquids come in, and say vaping is fun. More than two-thirds said they think vaping can be part of a “healthy life.”

Earlier this month, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said youth e-cigarette use in the United States is an epidemic, and announced new steps his agency is taking to prevent youth vaping.

The Teen Vaping Trend – What Parents Need to Know

With the recent Monitoring the Future Study release indicating that nearly one in three 12th graders reported using a vaping device in the past year, it’s imperative that parents are informed of the potential dangers that can result from vaping.

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    Fr. Jack Kearney, M.Div., CATC IV, CATE

    September 27, 2018 at 3:55 PM

    Uh, taking a sip from your Dad’s beer doesn’t make a “drinker” let alone an alcoholic. Trying/experimenting with an e-cig doesn’t make you a “vaper”, let alone an addict. Of course we want to keep kids from drinking, smoking or vaping…but misusing statistics for political purposes only serves to hurt our ability to help adult smokers quit using the evidence-based practice of vaping.
    How about more science and less politics?

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