Over the years, anti-tobacco activists and public health officials have tried to justify their irrational hatred of electronic cigarettes on the grounds that vaping leads to tobacco use, especially among impressionable young people who would otherwise never touch The tobacco. But that is not happening. In contrast, Vaping rates and smoking among teenagers move in opposite directions. Instead of admitting they were wrong, they claim that electronic cigarettes are a "gateway" to the conventional tobacco type, oppose vaping and have intensified their prevarications by implying, in defiance of all scientific evidence, that There is no significant difference between the two types of nicotine delivery devices.
According to the latest figures from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published last week, 13.4% of high school students reported use in the past month of cigarettes Electronics in 2014, up from 4.5% in 2013. During the same period, last month's rate of electronic cigarette use among high school students increased from 1.1% to 3.9%. "Electronic cigarettes tripled their use among high school and high school students in just one year," said the head of the CDC press release, which resulted in biased press reports highlighting only that point.
Less notable was the fact, relegated to the fourth paragraph, where it says: "Cigarette use declined among high school students and remained unchanged for middle school students." Among secondary school students, 9.2% Consumption during the month of cigarettes in 2014, down from 12.7% in 2013. Among middle school students, 2.5% reported cigarette use during the previous month, down from 2.9% in 2013. This last drop was not statistically significant, so the CDC says that the " Remained unchanged. "
Source: National Youth Tobacco Survey