Parents: Teens Are Still Vaping, Despite Flavor Ban. Here’s What They’re Using

Mackenzie Brooks Vaping/Tobacco

  • February 17, 2020, 5:04 AM ET
  • NPR, Heard on Morning Edition

“These products are flourishing despite the Trump administration’s partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes, announced in January and in effect as of Feb 5. The enforcement guidance issued by Food and Drug Administration was aimed at stopping young people from vaping. It focused enforcement on flavored cartridges, like Juul’s popular products.

But it left open some “loopholes,” says Matt Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. ‘It won’t take the kids and it hasn’t taken the kids any time to make a switch [to newer products].'”

Teen Blames Vaping After His Lung Collapses

Mackenzie Brooks Vaping/Tobacco

  • August 9, 2019, 7:48 AM
  • CBS News

“Ammirata, who had never been a traditional smoker, said he started using Juul e-cigarettes a year and a half ago, when he was 16. He now believes Juuls caused his lung injury.

So he’s started a social media campaign (#LungLove) to get others to get rid of their Juuls. Thousands of messages have poured in over the past few weeks.”

National Adolescent Drug Trends in 2019: Findings Released Marijuana Vaping Surges

Mackenzie Brooks Marijuana, Vaping/Tobacco

  • December 18, 2019
  • University of Michigan – Institute for Social Research

“Increases in adolescent marijuana vaping from 2018 to 2019 ranked among the largest single-year
increases ever observed by Monitoring the Future in the past 45 years among all outcomes ever measured. In 2019 the
percentage of adolescents who had vaped marijuana in the last 12 months was 21% in 12th grade, 19% in 10th grade, and
7% in 8th grade.”

Teen Vaping Linked to More Health Risks

Mackenzie Brooks Vaping/Tobacco

  • December 18, 2019
  • Yale Medicine

“…federal and state officials have reported thousands of cases and dozens of deaths related to a newly identified lung disease that the CDC has named EVALI (the acronym stands for e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury).

Patients affected by the disease have symptoms ranging from cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath to fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and fever.”