Study: Vaping Lung Injuries Hit Young People Hard
VAPING-RELATED LUNG INJURY OUTBREAK THAT STARTED IN 2019 HIT YOUNG PEOPLE HARD, CDC STUDY FINDS
(CNN) – There’s a new CDC study out on the wave of vaping related lung injuries that started last year.
Those injuries affected more than 2,800 people nationwide.
The study, published in the medical journal Jama Pediatrics, shows that young people got hit particularly hard.
Adolescents and young adults up to 24 represented just 19% of the population over 12, but accounted for more than half of reported vaping-related lung injuries.
Adolescents were nearly four times as likely to have a history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
They were also more likely to have gotten vape products from informal sources like friends, family, and dealers.