CBS: Vaping Among Teens, kids “Threatens Five Decades of Public Health Gains,” Experts Say

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There has been a reported 20% and 5% increase in e-cigarette use among high school and middle-school students, respectively. It has been estimated that this is a 75% increase in use overall since 2017. As e-cigarette use increase among youths, the AAP says that it is threatening five decades of public health work in terms of nicotine use. The prevalence among youths is especially difficult because nicotine can have detrimental effects on the developing brain and treatments for nicotine addiction are not approved for the use of children.

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