Health Advocates Calling for Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes
With school back in session, some health advocates are raising concerns about e-cigarette use among youth. According to the most recent government survey, over 2.5 million kids still use e-cigarettes and 85% of them use flavored products. Liz Pray is a school nurse and director of the National Association of School Nurses. She discussed the health impacts of vaping on youth.
Flavored e-cigarettes are of particular concern, according to Yolonda Richardson, President and CEO of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. She is among those advocating for an FDA ban on flavored e-cigarettes.
A recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that e-cigarette sales in the U.S. increased by 47% from January 2020 to December 2022.