A new study offers strong evidence that kids who use e-cigarettes are more likely to take up smoking or smokeless tobacco, researchers say. Teen boys who vaped were almost three times as likely to start smoking as other teen boys with similar risk profiles and more than two times as likely to try smokeless tobacco, the study from The Ohio State University found.
Today, the CDC released data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey showing that in 2020, 20 percent of high school students and nearly 5 percent of middle school students used e-cigarettes. Most concerning, the data shows that among youth e-cigarette users, 38.9 percent of high school students and 20 percent of middle school students reported using e-cigarettes on 20 or more of the past 30 days; 22.5 percent of high school users and 9.4 percent of middle school users reported daily use.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center has partnered with Fox4 and the Kansas City Kansas School district to host a town hall on vaping at Sumner Academy February 27.
Juul may have influenced high school students’ perception of vaping such that some Juul users do not consider themselves e-cigarette users, a Rutgers study finds.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill researchers found that non-menthol flavored e-cigarettes attract youth and adults to vape and that the use of flavored e-cigarettes contributes to multiple pathways linked to higher vaping rates among youth.
Vaping has become America’s latest epidemic, and the number of vaping-related illnesses continues to increase daily. As of Sept. 24, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimated 530 confirmed cases of serious lung illnesses due to the effects of vaping.…