Teen vape use is skyrocketing. But the phenomenon is so viral that public health researchers have had little time to study it. Indeed, a recent survey shows that in a short time, vaping has surpassed all other methods of consuming substances except for drinking. In other words, more teens partake in vaping than smoking cigarettes, weed, or any other drug. Researchers found that among U.S. high school seniors, vape use doubled from 2017 to 2018. Equally interesting, however, was what the survey showed about adolescent substance use across the board. According to the data, teens’ use of other substances are staying constant or on the decline.
Teen Vape Use Doubled From Last Year
It’s difficult to study teen vaping. That’s partly due to a wide range of substances that one can vape. Students can vape nicotine, cannabis, liquid tobacco or simply flavoring. So measuring simple vape use doesn’t provide the clearest picture about what specific substances young people are vaping. The Monitoring the Future survey attempts to fill in those gaps. Overall, researchers have polled 44,482 students from nearly 400 private and public schools. Funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), the survey is in its second year and