Although teen smoking rates have declined, the trend of vaping has become increasingly popular in its place. Vaping is now the top way that teens are exposed to tobacco products. In fact, almost 18% of 8th graders, more than 32% of 10th graders and over 37% of 12 graders admit to smoking in the past year as of 2019.
Vaping refers to inhaling heated liquid. It involves the use of an e-cigarette, which is a battery-powered device. However, the name “cigarette” is a misnomer, because the device can contain other substances besides nicotine.
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