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Another Voice: Time to quit the harmful narratives around vaping

Since the 2019 peak, teen vaping rates have been freefalling. Kids today are vaping at about the same rate they were in 2014, a decrease of nearly 50%. Yet the public health narrative remains stuck in the past. Officials bemoan teen vaping rates, while ignoring the benefits e-cigarettes and other smoke-free nicotine products provide adults who smoke. It’s time for experts to update their priorities – and ensure that efforts to prevent kids from habitually using nicotine don’t undermine the fight to get adults off traditional cigarettes.

September 19, 2023 by