Even though the COVID-19 pandemic consumes the news, we should mention the latest findings on EVALI (E-cigarette or Vaping use-Associated Lung Injury):
While EVALI cases have decreased, the CDC urges caution. The largely unregulated marijuana industry could introduce other chemicals/substances that could cause unintended health effects. As noted below, vaping is still on the rise nationally.
In a recent article published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers studied a sample of 2,412 12th grade students from 2015-2018 and found that marijuana use is changing:
In 2018, vaping was the #1 way District 113 students used marijuana.
Source: 2018 Illinois Youth Survey conducted with 2,793 Deerfield & Highland Park High School students