Although teen vaping is decreasing, the results of a nationwide survey of middle and high school students have led researchers to conclude that we still have a long way to go, reports US News.
“This study underscores that flavored e-cigarettes, especially Juul, have caused the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use and nicotine addiction in the U.S.,” said Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
The study also found that flavors are a significant factor in the decision to vape, with 85% of high school students preferring flavored vapes. Disposable e-cigarettes, which can still have flavors due to a loophole in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, also dramatically increased in popularity.
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