Is vaping making your kid a lifelong addict?

  • Over two million high school students use e-cigarettes, the CDC reports.
  • Dorian Fuhrman, co-founder of PAVe, says no amount of nicotine is safe.
  • "JUUL created the youth vaping epidemic," Fuhrman said.

(NewsNation) — Vaping has taken hold of children and teens, over two million of whom partake in the habit, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dorian Fuhrman, co-founder of Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes (PAVe), told NewsNation’s Chris Cuomo on Monday that no amount of nicotine is safe for adolescents with still-developing brains.

“JUUL created the youth vaping epidemic,” Fuhrman said.

According to the Annual National Youth Tobacco Survey, 14.1% (2.14 million) of high school students reported current e-cigarette use. And 3.3% (380,000) of middle school students reported current e-cigarette use.

Most used flavored e-cigarettes, with fruit flavors being the most popular, followed by candy, desserts or other sweets, according to the CDC.

Most commonly used types of devices:

  • E-cigarettes (9.4%)
  • Cigars (1.9%)
  • Cigarettes (1.6%)
  • Smokeless (1.3%)
  • Hookahs (1.1%)
  • Nicotine Pouches (1.1%)
  • Heated Tobacco Products (1.0%)
  • Pipe Tobacco (0.6%) 

“No amount of nicotine is safe for developing adolescent brain, and this is a generation that would not have smoked cigarettes,” Fuhrman said.


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