Nursing & Healthcare News
The Vaping Epidemic
Almost half of California teens now use e-cigarettes!
Once a hipster fad, vaping is rapidly emerging as a major public health issue. New data shows that almost half of California teenagers are e-cigarette users.Once a hipster fad, vaping is rapidly emerging as a major public health issue. New data shows that almost half of California teenagers are e-cigarette users.
More Girls Than Boys
Forty-eight percent. According to recently released data from the 2017 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), that’s the percentage of California teens 18 and younger who now use e-cigarettes.
Working Nurse has previously reported on the enormous boom in e-cigarette use among teenagers. The most recent National Youth Tobacco Survey estimated that 20.8 percent of high school students and 4.9 percent of middle schoolers nationwide now “vape.” However, the CHIS results suggest that e-cigarette use in California greatly exceeds even those alarming figures.