What’s extra, vaping is attracting teenagers and young adults who would not in any other case smoke. So, an entirely new technology of individuals are turning into addicted to nicotine. Dr. Friedman said that somewhat than outright bans that can have unanticipated prices, she favors better regulations. Currently, other than flavors, what is inhaled from e-cigarettes is unregulated. Still, she and different specialists are very concerned in regards to the explosive uptake of vaping by younger folks. In the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey of four.9 million highschool students, she said, 6 percent reported smoking typical cigarettes whereas 33 p.c puffed e-cigarettes prior to now 30 days. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, declared e-cigarette use by youth an epidemic.