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Is US teen nicotine use increasing?

Almost everyone in America is now firmly convinced that nicotine vapes (“e-cigarettes”) have created a “whole new generation addicted to nicotine.” Click-bait media helpfully reminds the public almost daily. Is it true? The answers can be found in two surveys: the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS; 1999–2022), and the US National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey (for years prior to 1999).

September 19, 2023 by