U.S. Teen Vaping Rates Leveling Off, Remain High

U.S. Teen Vaping Rates Leveling Off, Remain High

By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — After years of rises, pure nicotine and also cannabis vaping amongst U.S. teenagers plateaued this year, however still they continue to be high, scientists report.

Data from one of the most current yearly Monitoring the Future study, carried out by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, reveal that from 2017 to 2019, the portion of teenagers that stated they vaped pure nicotine in the previous one year increased: 7.5% to 16.5% amongst 8th ; from 15.8% to 30.7%, amongst 10th ; and also from 18.8% to 35.3% amongst 12th .

In 2020, prices held stable at 16.6%, 30.7% and also 34.5%, specifically. And in between 2019 and also 2020, everyday or near daily (20 celebrations in the previous thirty days) pure nicotine vaping dropped from 6.8% to 3.6% amongst 10th and also from 11.6% to 5.3% amongst 12th , the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-moneyed study located.

“The rapid rise of teen nicotine vaping in recent years has been unprecedented and deeply concerning since we know that nicotine is highly addictive and can be delivered at high doses by vaping devices, which may also contain other toxic chemicals that may be harmful when inhaled,” NIDA Director Nora Volkow stated in a company press release.

“It is encouraging to see a leveling off of this trend, though the rates still remain very high,” she included.

The study additionally located that after a two fold boost over the previous 2 years, prices of past-year vaping of cannabis additionally continued to be stable in 2020: 8.1% of 8th ; 19.1% of 10th , and also 22.1% of 12th .

Daily cannabis vaping dropped by majority from 2019, to 1.1% amongst 10th and also 1.5% amongst 12th in 2020.

Another searching for from the study was a big decline from 2019 to 2020 in using Juul vaping tools amongst teenagers in both greater qualities. Past 12-month use the tools lowered from 28.7% to 20% amongst 10th , and also from 28.4% to 22.7% amongst 12th .


There’s been little modification in alcohol usage or cigarette usage in recent times. Past year non-medical use amphetamines amongst 8th raised from 3.5% in 2017 to 5.3% in 2020, however there were current lows in previous year usage amongst 10th and also 12th , 4.3% for both, and also substantial five-year decreases.

Past 12-month use inhalants raised from 3.8% to 6.1% amongst 8th in between 2016 and also 2020. There was a lowest level use inhalants amongst 12th .

Past-year use various other medicines continues to be fairly reduced amongst 12th : 3.9% for LSD; 2.4% for artificial cannabinoids; 2.9% for drug; 1.8% for MDMA (euphoria); 1.4% for methamphetamine, and also 0.3% for heroin.

More details

The American Academy of Pediatrics has extra on vaping.


RESOURCE: U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, press release, Dec. 15, 2020

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