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The latest government study on teen vaping suggests there’s been little progress in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of high school students (Source: “New survey suggests little progress against U.S. teen vaping,” Associated Press, Oct. 7).
 
The new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seems to show more teens are vaping, with 14% saying they had done so recently, according to survey results released Thursday. In last year’s survey, about 11% said they had vaped recently.
 
But experts cautioned that a change in the survey makes it difficult to compare the two: This year, a much higher percentage of participants took the survey in schools, and vaping tends to be reported more in schools than in homes.
 
Despite its persistence, vaping appears to be less popular than it was: In 2019, 28% of high schoolers said they had recently vaped.