Number of US teens using e-cigarettes surges to 5m in one year – study
Vaping among young people increased by 1.5 million in 2018, prompting calls for regulation
Roughly 4.9 million American teens used e-cigarettes in 2018, an increase of 1.5 million teens in just 12 months, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday.
The new figures prompted the head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates tobacco, to propose updating regulations of vaping products, such as Juul. Health officials said no other category of tobacco use changed among America’s high school and middle school students.