Indiana Reported Decline in Tobacco Use
Data shows that annually millions of people try to quit smoking, and at the same time millions of teenagers try their first cigarette.
One common feature joins both these groups — they choose e-cigarettes to smoke considering them safer alternative to regular tobacco. A new study demonstrates that the use of e-cigarettes among teenagers has exceeded tobacco cigarettes.
Thus in the course of the study there was found that almost 4,000 teens under 18 experiment with tobacco on a regular basis and 1,000 of those become regular users of tobacco.
Monitoring the Future study by The University of Michigan examines tobacco use among teenagers in eighth, 10th and 12th grades. It demonstrates that 9% of eight grade students used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days, while only 4% reported using a tobacco cigarette. Among 10th grade students, 16% told they used an e-cigarette and 7% used a tobacco cigarette. Among students from 12th grade, 17% used an e-cigarette and 14% a tobacco cigarette.
According to Karesa Knight-Wilkerson, executive director of Intersect Inc., in order to stop the growing trend of e-cigarettes use among young people, more needs to be done.
She says that use of tobacco among adults and youth is declining across the USA, in Indiana state and in Madison County. However, the study shows that e-cigarettes are extremely popular and their use is increasing. Bad news is that young people choose them to smoke. Manufacturers attract youth by sweet flavors produced for e-cigarettes.
However, experts say that e-cigarettes are not safe, they even more dangerous for young people than tobacco products, because these devices are not studied yet and effects on human bodies are unknown.
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