By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 7, 2021 (HealthDay News)
Although the number of teens who use e-cigarettes has dropped significantly, new research suggests that vaping rates are still too high.
“This study underscores that flavored e-cigarettes, especially JUUL, have caused the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use and nicotine addiction in the U.S. and shows why the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] and other policymakers must act now to eliminate all flavored e-cigarettes,” said Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
To get around bans on e-cigarettes sold to kids, there was a dramatic shift to fruity-flavored disposable e-cigarettes, such as Puff Bar, and pre-filled menthol cartridge products, which were left on the market by loopholes in U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, he said.
“It’s alarming that over 7% of high school e-cigarette users wrote in Puff Bar as their usual brand, although it was not