Los Angeles Times

More than 1.3 million high school students started vaping nicotine in the past year, study says

The proportion of U.S. high school seniors who are vaping tobacco products nearly doubled in the past year, with more than 1 in 5 now saying they have vaped to get a hit of nicotine in the past 30 days, according to a new study.

The prevalence of nicotine vaping nearly doubled among 10th-graders as well, with nearly 1 in 6 using the electronic devices, researchers reported Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The findings suggest that the total number of high school students using tobacco surged by 1.3 million between 2017 and 2018. "This increase was

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times4 min read
Auto Review: The Ferrari 488 Pista Brings Racetrack Performance To The Freeway
Companies that build performance sports cars, trying to sell steak and sizzle at the same time, continue to offer vehicles that increasingly erase the space between street cars and track cars. McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche all build vehic
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Normani Speaks Out On Camila Cabello's 'Devastating,' Racist Social Media Past
"Motivation" hitmaker and former Fifth Harmony member Normani is ready to talk about controversy surrounding her ex-bandmate Camila Cabello, whose racist social media posts recently resurfaced online. "I want to be very clear about what I'm going to
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Administration Downplays Coronavirus Risk As Markets Tank And Health Officials Scramble
WASHINGTON - Trump administration officials stepped up efforts Friday to downplay dangers from the global coronavirus outbreak amid mounting public anxiety, another sharp drop in the stock market, and questions about the federal government's response