Study says number of kids vaping has doubled in last two years

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UNITED STATES (WSYR-TV) — The number of kids vaping nicotine has doubled in the past two years. According to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the rate of e-cigarette use among eighth, 10th and 12th graders continued to climb in 2019. In fact, it doubled from 2017 to 2019. 

So far this year, 25 percent of 12th grade students said they vaped within the previous month. For 10th grade, it was one in five students and one in 11 students in eighth grade said they vaped within the previous month. 

This news comes as the Onondaga and Madison County health departments are urging people to stop vaping.

“We hope that people heed the warnings, and you know they don’t take that risk unnecessarily, and we hope that if they are having trouble quitting,  that they get linked to cessation services,” said Karyn Johnson of the Onondaga County Health Department.

Across New York, there have been 74 lung disease cases linked to vaping with seven right here in Central New York.

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