The number of teenagers in the United States choosing to vape has fallen dramatically for the first time in three years. According to a recent federal report, the decline was especially substantial among middle schoolers.
Federal health officials believe public health media campaigns, price increase and sales restrictions deserve credit for the vaping decline. The age limit nationwide for sales is now 21.
In a national survey, just under 20% of high school students and 5% of middle school students said they were recent users of electronic cigarettes and other vaping products. That marks a big decline from a similar survey last year that found about 28% of high school students and 11% of middle school students reporting recent vaping use. The new survey suggests that the number of school kids who vape fell by 1.8 million in a year, from 5.4 million to 3.6 million.