Vaping ENDS Prevention

  • Vaping ENDS Prevention

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    We have seen historic declines in alcohol use, binge drinking, and cigarette smoking among Florida’s middle and high school students. Cigarette smoking is at an all-time low with only 2.5% of Floridians ages 12-17 currently smoking. However, e-cigarette use by youth has increased at an alarming rate. Although most (about 9 out of 10) students ages 11-17 haven’t used electronic cigarettes in the last 30 days, there has been a massive 333.8% increase from 2012-2017. E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among youth. Although originally marketed to replace cigarettes and reduce the number of smokers, the data indicates vaping is actually creating more people addicted to nicotine and increasing the number of smokers. Click here to learn more about vaping.