A new study finds that the percentage of U.S. teens who vape declined in 2016—the first significant reversal of a rapid rise in adolescent vaping. The rate grew from nearzero levels of use in 2011 to one of the most common forms of adolescent substance use by 2015, researchers said.
From 2015 to 2016, the percentage of adolescents who vaped in the last 30 days declined from 16 percent to 13 percent among 12thgrade students, from 14 percent to 11 percent among 10thgrade students, and from 8 percent to 6 percent among 8thgrade students. Each of these declines was statistically significant.
These findings come from the University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study, which tracks trends in substance use among students in 12th, 10th and 8th grades. Each year the national study, now in its 42nd year, surveys 40,000 to 50,000 students in about 400 public and private secondary schools throughout the United States.
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