Vaping among teens in the United States has increased. While this isn’t surprising, the reactions in public health and the government threaten adults and their access to smoke-free nicotine options.
The 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), an annual survey conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), indicates that teenagers across the United States are vaping much more.
Or, that is what headlines and public health interests say. Just recently, the editorial board for The Washington Post published a column calling teen vaping still a very serious public health crisis.
I couldn’t agree more with the sentiment of the Post. However, the policy remedies that the editorial recommend is yet another round of aggressive regulating and legislating to close out all loopholes in the existing legal regime governing e-cigarettes.
Diane Caruana – Vaping Post – 2022-10-18.