Young Americans’ E-Cigarette Use ‘Skyrocketing’

The number of young Americans using e-cigarettes grew by 1.5 million in 2018, undermining years of progress in reducing youth smoking, health authorities said Monday. Some 3.6 million middle and high school students were current users of vaping products, up from 2.1 million the year before, according to the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC said the number of current cigarette smokers and consumers of other tobacco products in middle and high school remained roughly stable from 2017 to 2018. A current user is defined as a person who has used a product in the past 30 days. The CDC said 4.9 million middle and high school students were current use...

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