Youth Vaping Rate Decrease 3 Percent According to the Research
Youth Vaping Rate Decrease 3 Percent
A new study discover that the percentage of teens who vape, decreased in 2016. The first significant reversal of a rapid rise in adolescent vaping. The rate grew from 0 levels of use in 2011 to one of the most common teenager forms of a substance use by 2015, researchers said.
From 2015 to 2016, the percentage of teenagers who vaped in the last 30 days declined from 16 percent to 13 percent. Each of these declines was statistically significant.Among students who had ever used an e-cigarette, approximately half (50.7%, 3.18 million) did not know the brand of e-cigarette they had used.
Although the results show a downward direction from 2015 to 2016, there isn’t an overall decrease in tobacco product use from 2011 to 2016. That’s because more kids and teens started to use e-cigarettes over the past five years, the report said.
“The good news is that we’ve seen a marked decline in the use of tobacco products among our nation’s youth. However, the bad news is that we still have about 3.9 million US youth who are using tobacco products.”said Brian King, deputy director for research translation in the CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health and one of the report’s authors.
The CDC is attributing the decreased numbers in the new report in part to strategies that aim to prevent and control tobacco use. These include the Food and Drug Administration’s well-known education campaign The Real Cost. This also includes television commercials showing the toll that smoking can take on people. Other policies have included restricting youth access to tobacco in stores and implementing smoke-free policies.
Many teenagers are under the impression that vaping is a perfectly safe replacement to smoking, and we can’t ignore the obvious factor of peers influence.If you are faced with teenage smokers, perhaps the best you can do is foster switching to e-cig. Of course, do explore their interest in getting help with quitting smoking from quit-lines.
For those who are less using e-cigarettes who do not smoke regular cigarettes, encouraged that regular use be avoided and that reducing the use of nicotine as much as possible.This has significance for policy measures that help keep children off of drugs.
If you’re the parent of a teen and you’ve been reading the headlines recently, you might have heard about studies showing that teens are vaping at record levels because it looks cool, even though vape culture can be dangerous to their health.Educate your kids on the health risks of e-cigarettes; aware them the unknown factors that may affect their health.
Because the teen brain is still developing, young adults can be especially at risk of long-term effects to the brain. Permanent lowering of impulse control, mood disorders, nicotine addictions are just a few of the risks.In addition, some researchers also proofs that e-cigarettes use can also lead young adults to use other forms of tobacco, alcohol or other drugs in coming days.
So with a decrease after years of increased record saying the e-cigarette use among teenagers, public health experts want to make sure the rates keep decreasing.
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