CDC study: Do teens still vape? | #parents | #teensvaping

It looks like teens are so over vaping — at least in large apart. The amount of teenagers vaping has dropped over the last year, especially among middle schoolers, according to a new study.

  • Under 20% of high school students and 5% of middle schoolers said they used electronic cigarettes or vaping products, according to a new national survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • In 2019, the same survey found 28% of high school students said they used vaping products and 11% of middle school students said the same.
  • The survey suggests that the amount of young teens using vapes dropped by 1.8 million in the last year, according to The Associated Press.

Yes, but …

There has been an increase in disposable e-cigarettes use, according to the report.

  • “As long as any flavored e-cigarettes are left on the market, kids will get their hands on them and we will not solve this crisis.” — Matt Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids said in a statement.
  • “Although the decline in e-cigarette use among our nation’s youth is a notable public health achievement, our work is far from over. Youth e-cigarette use remains an epidemic, and CDC is committed to supporting efforts to protect youth from this preventable health risk.” — said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield

Methodology

The yearly CDC study involves about 20,000 middle school and high school students. The students are asked about their vaping and smoking habits, according to The Associated Press.


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