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November 24, 2020

Richard Miech is worried about recent trends in teen vaping

Richard Miech

In a Personal Health essay, the New York Times discusses the risks of teen vaping and it’s accompanying addiction to nicotine, calling it an epidemic. Richard Miech says, “We’re stepping backward from all the advances we’ve made in tobacco control. I’m worried that we will eventually return to the tobacco situation of yore. There’s evidence that kids who vape are four to five times more likely the next year to experiment with cigarettes for the first time.”