September 19, 2019

Monitoring the Future finds teen vaping has doubled in the last two years

Monitoring the Future researchers, Richard Miech, Lloyd Johnston, Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerald G. Bachman, and Megan Patrick (now at University of Minnesota) assessed whether teen vaping of nicotine had continued to rise in 2018-2019 after the previous year’s record increase. According to an article in UPI, the health effects of vaping aren’t certain, but past research suggest long-lasting effects. Miech says, “Parents with school-aged children should begin paying close attention to these devices, which can look like simple flash drives, and frequently come in flavors that are appealing to youth.”