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Increase in youth vaping raises concerns


November 26, 2018

Since its introduction in 2007, vaping has reached epidemic proportions in youth across the country. In North Dakota alone, 21 percent of high school students currently identify as a vaping product user (ND Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2017). According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, the number of high school-age children using vaping products rose by more than 75 percent from 2017 to 2018.

Vaping devices are not approved as a cessation aid by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are considered unsafe for youth.

“Tobacco use among youth in any form, including vaping devices,...

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