June 8, 2018
Vaping held steady among teens, but CDC study may have missed a growing e-cigarette brand
A new CDC study found a general decline in tobacco use among U.S. teens. The study focuses on “current users” (defined as having used tobacco in the last 30 days) and finds that vaping has held steady among high school students and declined among middle school students. However, the survey does not ask specifically about Juul, which is a growing market and many teens do not put these devices in the same category as other e-cigarettes. Richard Miech, who leads the Monitoring the Future Study, says, like the CDC study, they plan to begin asking about Juul in future surveys so they can more accurately estimate the rate of teen vaping.