What’s extra, vaping is attracting teenagers and young adults who would not otherwise smoke. So, a wholly new technology of persons are changing into addicted to nicotine. Dr. Friedman said that quite than outright bans that may have unanticipated prices, she favors higher regulations. Currently, other than flavors, what’s inhaled from e-cigarettes is unregulated. Still, she and different specialists are very involved in regards to the explosive uptake of vaping by young individuals. In the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 4.9 million high school students, she mentioned, 6 % reported smoking conventional 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.