Preliminary results from the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey show a massive decline in youth vaping since 2020.
The percentage of high school students reporting vaping in the past 30 days has only been this low one other year since 2013. The data were in a report published today by scientists from the CDC and FDA.
High school past-30 day vaping fell from 19.6 percent in 2020 to just 11.3 percent this year—a 42.3 percent decline. That’s on top of last year’s results, which represented a 28.7 percent decline over 2019’s high school past-30 day result.
Middle school vaping fell to 2.8 percent this year from 4.7 percent in 2020—a 40.4 percent decline. Middle school past 30-day vaping in 2020 fell 55.2 percent from 2019.
Two years in a row of record declines should be exciting, but the FDA’s public messaging was predictably glum.
Jim McDonald – Vaping360.com – 2021-09-30.