Teen Vaping on the Rise

July 10, 2019, 6:02 am EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) FOX 24 NEWS NOW – They’re everywhere – restaurants, airports, schools, jobs, homes. Electronic cigarettes have become commonplace. Now, a study shows they’re increasingly making their way into the hands of adolescents. A study published June 20 in the British Medical Journal revealed that teen vaping in the United States increased by 46% between 2017 and 2018.

While the results didn’t surprise him, K. Michael Cummings, Ph.D., a Hollings Cancer Center researcher and study co-author, is concerned about the increase in vaping among nonsmokers. The study was conducted as part of a National Cancer Institute grant-funded project, led by Cummings and colleagues, which is investigating the evolving nicotine product market in different countries.