Teen Vaping on the Rise.


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To “vape” is to use a device such as an e-cigarette
to inhale a nicotine or marijuana aerosol
that the device creates by heating a liquid,
and the use of these devices is increasing among adolescents.

21% of 12th grade students, and…
16% of 10th grade students vaped nicotine in the last 30 days.

These numbers show the largest growth in teen vaping since 1975
8% of 12th grade students, and…
7% of 10th grade students vaped marijuana in the last 30 days.
3% of 8th grade students vaped marijuana…
up from 2% the year before

5% of 8th grade students use an inhalant such as butyl nitrites
while only
2% of 12th grade students did.

Overall, adolescent use of heroin, hallucinogens, MDMA,
cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamine, smokeless tobacco,
hookah, small cigars, large cigars, alcohol use,
extreme binge drinking and use of other intoxicants
did not markedly change during the past year.

Source: National Adolescent Drug Trends in 2018


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