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- Bernie DeGroat reports on research indicating that teen nicotine vaping is extremely common and on track to become endemic.
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- Learn about effective strategies to prevent teen vaping.
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Nicotine vaping is one of the most common types of substance use for teenagers in 2022, according to results of a new national study.
Among 8th grade students, 7% vaped nicotine in the past 30 days in 2022, compared to 6% who used alcohol, and 5% who used cannabis. Among 10th graders, 14% vaped nicotine in the past 30 days, compared to 13.6% and 12% for alcohol and cannabis use, respectively.
Among 12th grade students, the past 30-day prevalence of nearly 21% for nicotine vaping was below alcohol use at 28% but similar to cannabis at 20%.
The results come from the Monitoring the Future study, conducted annually by a team of professors at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. The study has surveyed nationally representative samples of adolescents in 8th and 10th grade since 1991 and 12th graders since 1975.
Read the full article about teen nicotine vaping by Bernie DeGroat at Futurity.