Youth Vaping Rates Decline, But 1 in 5 U.S. Teens Still Uses E-Cigs

September 10th, 2021

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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