Latest Study on Vaping

Increased Risk of Chronic Lung Disease

A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine adds to the growing body of evidence that vaping can cause physical harm. Here are the key findings:

Those who vape face a significant risk of developing severe, chronic lung illnesses usually associated with smoking combustible cigarettes

Those who vape in addition to smoking traditional tobacco triple their risk of chronic lung disease

People who vape over a 3-year period are 30% more likely to develop a chronic lung disease — including asthma, bronchitis and emphysema

According to a 2017 American Journal of Preventive Medicine study of 14,500 teens nationwide, 75 percent of teens who vape are vaping addictive or mind-altering substances.

Stay informed with CTAD’s Guide for Parents & Guardians, which delves further into why teens use and how they obtain marijuana.

Sources: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, NBC News, CNN and HealthDay.

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