The results of a CDC survey conducted in 2019 revealed that teenagers are not attracted because of vaping e-flavored liquid. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the results of the Survey of the National Youth smoking last week to little atraditional media.
When asked what it was that attracted the vaping, the majority of young adults responded was curiosity that led them to e-cigarettes. Flavored fried or e-liquid has been the response of approximately 22% of respondents, which was about the same percentage of teens who said they liked vaping because they could do tricks.
The four main reasons young people have given the reason they started vaping according Smoking Survey of Youth: National
“I was curious about them” (55.3%)
“Friend or family member has used them” (30.8%)
“They are available in flavors such as mint, candy, fruit or chocolate” (22.4%)
“I can use them to do tricks” (21.2%)
The children are well, parents are not as
The NYTS examines patterns of tobacco use youth since 1999. The results come at a time when public perception of e-cigarettes and vaping is the lowest of all time. Last summer, Evali or e-cigarette and vaping associated lung injury, thousands hospitalized and left more than 50 dead.
Evali was preceded by a significant increase in teenage vaping, where some experts of Public Health took the extraordinary measure to mark an “epidemic”. Much of the blame for the high rate of teenage Vaping has been on so-called “flavor” e-liquids that were supposedly created to attract young people to vaping.
Flavors and marketing practices making it sexy and fashion e-cigarettes were the two pillars that many parents, health experts and government officials blamed for vaping skyrocketing youth. Of course, none of these groups concerned bothered to ask young people why they vaped. They project their theories on them.
Too little, too late?
The publication of the results of NYTS come after:
The FDA has imposed a partial ban on flavored Vape cartridges excluding menthol and tobacco
Eight states – Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington – proposed the ban on flavored cartridges
Three states – Rhode Island, Utah, Washington – have bans already in force, while bans in other states are now fighting to legal challenges
The State Supreme Court in New York recently granted an injunction to prevent a proposed ban flavored fried to take effect. Governor Cuomo said he would introduce a bill in the Legislature of the State to ban flavors anyway, citing “vaping unscrupulous companies” that adolescents ‘target’ flavors.
Despite the release of not one, but two, CDC studies – the other establishes the responsibility of the Evali epidemic squarely on the vitamin E acetate – which directly contradict the hysteria surrounding the recent months, not a peep been done about it by the media. Elected officials, concerned groups of parents, public health experts have not commented on the findings of the CDC.
But, of course, all stakeholders in the debate vaping would not comment on the results of the CDC. This would mean reversing all their now extinct arguments about ill of companies trying to vaping addict children to nicotine with flavors like cotton candy and bubblegum.
It seems strange that people believed that teenagers are attracted to things like tasty buds disappear with age. Is it not possible that adults like cotton candy and bubblegum? Or adults only eat things or drinks that taste like tobacco and menthol?
Will Cooler Heads Prevail?
The three states with existing flavor bans do not say how long the ban will last. The CDC also reported that cases of Evali fell. The agency, however, is still warning young people and pregnant women vaping.