New Research on E-Cigarette Use Reveals Positive Public Health Trends


Youth smoking is at the lowest level on record at 4.6 percent, a 70.8 percent decline since 2011.

The House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy is revisiting the controversial issue of youth vaping.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most contentious issues in public health policy was e-cigarettes and their role in transitioning smokers away from cigarettes. While it’s widely accepted that e-cigarettes are substantially less harmful than combustible cigarettes and have helped millions of smokers quit, the relationship between youth smoking and vaping products has always been a critical concern.

From 2017-19, there was a substantial rise in the number of youth using e-cigarettes. While most kids continued not to vape at all and most of those who did used the products infrequently, the sudden increase led to increased scrutiny of the products and industry practices. To combat the rise in youth vaping, the federal tobacco age was raised to 21 in 2020.

Read full article here.

Guy Bentley – Reason Foundation – 2021-06-22.

Want More Investigative Content?

Curate RegWatch
Curate RegWatch
In addition to our original coverage, RegWatch curates top stories on issues and impacts arising from the regulation of economic, social and environmental activity in Canada and the U.S.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


New Vape Tax in Indiana Took Effect on July 1st

Over 150 bills passed during this legislative session in the state, with some, including a new tax on vaping products, going into effect immediately.  The...

Vaping Coverage Get it NOW!

Sign Up for Incisive Content!

RegWatch original video is designed to move opinion. Get our videos first and be the first to share.

Your Information will never be shared with any third party