Report: Rise In Youth Tobacco Use Linked To E-Cigs
CDC REPORTS BIG JUMP IN TEEN TOBACCO USE DUE TO VAPING
(CNN) – Public health officials are blaming a spike in teen tobacco use on vaping and e-cigarettes.
In a new report Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there was a nearly 80% jump in e-cigarette use among high schoolers from 2017 to 2018.
The report linked the rise to the popularity of Juul; a type of e-cigarette that uses flavored nicotine pods.
A co-author of the report says the rise of vaping is the biggest single jump in teen use of a tobacco product since they started the survey in 1999.
Juul did not respond to CNN’s request for comment about the CDC’s report.