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UGA Researcher: Active Teens More Likely to Vape than Sedentary Peers according to study

A recent study by researchers at the University of Georgia revealed that physically active teens are more likely than their sedentary peers to use electronic cigarettes, or vape.
They considered the use of e-cigarettes, regular cigarettes or those who used both products. Active students were not as likely to smoke cigarettes as less active students.

The study used data from the 2018 Georgia Student Health Survey, an annual, anonymous survey by the Georgia Department of Education. It included responses from more than 362,000 high school students from more than 400 schools across the state.

Janani Thapa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in UGA’s College of Public Health., and the lead author of that study.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!