Smoking on the decline, but experts worry vaping on the rise
Smoking is at an all-time low, but there’s a new epidemic in its place that is affecting children.
Recent data from the CDC shows adults who smoke dropped to 11% in 2022.
But as those numbers start to decline, vaping concerns are rising.
The new data shows in 2022, the use of e-cigarettes rose to nearly 6%, and more than 2.5 million middle and high school students reported e-cigarette use.
Doctors say all that vaping is having serious consequences.
That’s why the medical community is urging parents not to turn a blind eye to vaping.
Doctors say they are seeing new and emerging evidence that vaping can lead to longer term lung damage and brain damage.