Concern Over Rising Vaping, E-Cigarette Use Rates
While smoking rates among adults in
the same for other tobacco products, especially among teens.
A recent Wisconsin
Department of Health Services study shows a 5-percent drop in adult smoking
rates in 2017 – but the use of e-cigarettes and vapes is growing worse, with a
CDC report showing a 90-percent rise in vaping among high schoolers and
50-percent rise in middle schoolers.
Long-term affects of those products are
still unknown, but the American Lung Association is working to educate students
and parents about potential dangers.
Cigarette smoking is still the leading
cause of preventable disease and death in the country, accounting for over
480,000 deaths each year.