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The survey shows that among high school students, current e-cigarette use increased from 1.5% in 2011 to 20.8% in 2018.
During 2017-2018 alone, e-cigarette use currently reported by high schoolers increased from 11.7% to 20.8% -- a 78% increase.
JUULs have a higher amount of nicotine per puff than some other types of e-cigarettes and that may make them even more addictive.
Scientists are still learning about how e-cigarettes affect health when they are used for long periods of time.
Research has found that the vapor in e-cigarettes contain some harmful and cancer-causing chemicals, although in significantly lower amounts than cigarette smoke.
Secondhand vapor may also contain harmful substances, and scientists are still learning about the effects of exposure to secondhand vapor.
This troubling reality is prompting us to take even more forceful actions to stem this dangerous trend, said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.
“Based on our evidence, we believe the presence of flavors is one component making these products especially attractive to kids.
The report was published November 15, 2018 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.Cliff Douglas, American Cancer Society Vice President, Tobacco Control, said, “The unprecedented 78 percent increase in e-cigarette use among our kids in just one year, from 2017 to 2018, threatens to create a new generation of addicted tobacco users, making it paramount that the FDA act as aggressively and expeditiously as possible to stem this dangerous turn of events.” Since e-cigarettes hit the US market in 2007, they have become more and more popular with American adolescents and teens.By 2014, e-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product among high-school and middle school students.The mandate to reverse this trend in youth addiction to nicotine is one of my highest priorities.” The proposals include: The proposals follow an action by the FDA in September 2018, in which the FDA issued more than 1,300 warning letters and fines to retailers who illegally sold e-cigarette products to minors, the majority of which were blu, JUUL, Logic, Mark Ten XL, and Vuse.Health and advocacy groups have been critical of the FDA for not going far enough.