Monthly Archives: December 2016
Public health experts have roundly condemned the actions of the Centre for Disease Control and the Surgeon General in light of new data that shows a dramatic fall in youth vaping.
Vapour product use among high schoolers is down across America, according to the 2016 Monitoring the Future study from the University of Michigan. The survey shows that youth vaping declined significantly from 2015 to 2016, dropping from 16.3 percent to 12.5 percent among 12th graders.
Smoking rates were also down dramatically: since peaking in 1996-1997, smoking rates have fallen by 71 percent among 12th graders (from 36.5% to 10.5% who smoke), by 84 percent among 10th graders (from 30.4 percent to 4.9 percent) and by 88% among 8th graders (21% to 2.6%).
“These data are