Where there’s smoke… –
Jan. 5, 2019 – Nationwide, the number of high school students who use e-cigarette or other vaping devices jumped 78 percent from late 2017 to November 2018, a survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed. In Wisconsin, e-cigarette use among high school students increased 154 percent between 2014 and 2018, the state Department of Health Services said in its advisory issued this week. Some “electronic nicotine delivery systems” or ENDS offer candy like flavors. They may look like pens or USB flash drives and, because they don’t require combustion and don’t produce smoke, teens can inhale discreetly. In Wisconsin, one of every five high school students uses e-cigarettes, according to the health department. Eighty-nine percent of high-schoolers said they wouldn’t try tobacco products that weren’t flavored.