U.S. Surgeon General Declares Vaping a “Teen Epidemic”
Vaping is more popular now than ever before, especially in regards to our younger generation.
It seems like these days, you can’t go any where without seeing someone vaping. It’s everywhere, and while I don’t personally vape, I can certainly see why so many people are picking it up. For smokers, it provides a way to get away from cigarettes without losing the “smoke breaks” and feeling of taking a drag. While it’s health implications are still up in the air, opposed to cigarettes, many people believe it’s a healthier option.
My point is, I don’t personally vape, but I can see why so many do. I didn’t realize so many young, and I mean very young, teens were picking it up so quickly. The U.S. Surgeon General has declared teen vaping an epidemic as an estimated 2.1 million middle and high school students use the electronic cigarettes.
He blames many things, including the flavors that appear to appeal to a younger demo, in a way cigarettes aren’t allowed to market their products. For instance, vape companies can directly market to the youth, with bubble gum-type flavors and colorful packing, whereas cigarettes cannot.
Did you realize so many teens were vaping? Also, how would you fix this problem?