Skyrocketing teen e-cig use erases recent declines in youth tobacco use

Public health experts are continuing to sound the alarm on the teen vaping epidemic, tying the nearly 80% spike in youth tobacco use from 2017 to 2018 directly to e-cigarettes. The rise has been so significant that it has wiped out any progress in declining youth tobacco use in recent years, according to a report published Monday.
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