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Increasing Funding for State Tobacco Prevention Key to Reducing High School Vaping

Publication Date: Mar 10, 2022

Increasing Funding for State Tobacco Prevention Key to Reducing High School Vaping

 

“Increasing state tobacco control spending could significantly decrease high school student vaping and frequency of vaping among high school e-cigarette users, according to a new study led by researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago in partnership with Truth Initiative. The study, published in Tobacco Control, is the first to look at the relationship between tobacco control spending by states and youth e-cigarette use, and bolsters the idea that allocating more resources for tobacco control efforts could help mitigate the youth vaping epidemic, which rages on. In 2021, more than 2 million youth used e-cigarettes, with many middle and high school students reporting that they vaped either every day or nearly every day.”

 

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