In the U.S. approximately 27.5% of teens use e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive drug. A recent CDC study found that 99% of all vaping products have nicotine—even the ones that claim to be nicotine-free.
The majority (70%) of high school cigarette smokers also use vaping products.
Around 61% of teens who vape do it “to experiment,” 42% because they like the taste, 38% to have a good time, 37% to relieve tension, and 29% to feel good or get high. (Monitoring the Future, 2019)
More than 30% of teens who start using e-cigarettes begin smoking traditional tobacco products within six months.
Many people think of vaping as a “healthy alternative” to smoking, but this isn’t necessarily the case.
There have been 2,807 hospitalized cases of serious lung injury associated with vaping products, resulting in 68 deaths as of February 2020.
Nearly 5,000 children younger than 5 received emergency room treatment for e-liquid nicotine exposure between 2013 and 2017.