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Proof that vapes are getting new generation hooked on nicotine: Report finds a MILLION people who’ve never smoked cigarettes in their lives are taking up habit every year 

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. 

Younger people who do not and have never smoked cigarettes before are more likely to pick up vaping than their peers, and they account for the most growth in vape use from 2019 to 2021
Vaping is now more common than smoking among American adults under 30, according to most recent data. Around 27 percent of US under 30s vape while only 12 percent smoke.

Source: Daily Mail

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