America’s vaping epidemic is being fueled by people who never smoked before — in more evidence the devices are not simply a cessation aid.
The number of US adults who use the devices increased 16 percent from 2019 to 2021, according to a report by the American Cancer Society (ACS), from 8.8 to 10.2 percent of the population.
But the rates among people who have never smoked traditional cigarettes are rising twice as fast. Over that three-year period, those numbers jumped 31 percent.
The rise in young people who’ve never smoked cigarettes is even more stark, with a study last year finding 14 percent of vape users start at age 13 or younger.
Source: Daily Mail