Big drop reported in vaping by US teenagers
NEW YORK Vaping rates among U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, according to a federal report released Wednesday. That marks a dramatic decline from a similar survey last year that found about 28% of high school students and 11% of middle school students recently vaped. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts the national survey of more than 20,000 middle and high school students. It asks students if they had used any vaping or traditional tobacco products in the previous month. CDC officials gradually focused their investigation on black market THC cartridges, and on a chemical compound called vitamin E acetate that had been added to illicit THC vaping liquids.
Vaping is hurting your teens chances of fighting coronavirus
Just logic will tell you theres no way that doesnt put you at increase risk for more severe disease, Dr. McGee said. She said one explanation on why these teens are catching the virus more frequently is because of the aerosol expelled when vaping. Just being around someone who is vaping, if they have coronavirus, could increase their risks, McGee said. Dr. McGee said, socially the early 20-somethings tend to act the same as pediatric patients and therefore have the same risks. Some risk factors for teens vaping includes:- Having parents who smoke or vape- Misconception that its better than smokingEven though the fear of the coronavirus may not interest them, Dr. Mcgee said to have a conversation about how vaping can hurt them.