About 4.1 million high school students in the United States and 1.2 million middle schools in the country used electronic cigarettes, a habit known as "vaping," in 2019, according to a survey published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA Network .
The US Food and Drug Administration survey (FDA), published in JAMA, indicated that 27.5% of high school students (one in four) and 10.5% of middle school students in the country reported this year the use of "one or more "electronic cigarettes per month.
The survey was conducted among about 19,000 students in sixth through twelfth grades, who participated in the National Youth Survey on Cigarette.
Among high school students, 52.9% of white non-Hispanic students reported the use of electronic devices, as did 24% of Latino youth, 12.6% of African Americans and 10.5% of others. races, according to the results published in the specialized magazine.
With respect to middle school, 50.9% of non-Hispanic white students said they used electronic cigarettes at least once in the month before the survey was applied, as did 26.1% of Latinos, 12.6% of African Americans and 10.4% of other races.
Toxic chemical vapors, and not the presence of lipids in the lungs, are responsible for lung damage caused by electronic cigarettes, according to an investigation by the Mayo Clinic published in early October.
US health authorities They have reported more than 800 cases of lung injuries associated with the use of electronic cigarettes among youth and adults in the past few months, the report noted.
As of October 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had confirmed 12 deaths in 10 states of the country due to "vaping."
Another survey of the University of Southern California (USC) applied among tenth and twelfth grade high school students in the country, found that mint flavor is preferred among these young people (45.5% on average) for cigarette use electronic
The second favorite flavor for these young people was mango, with an average of 25.5% between the two groups of students, according to the report also published this Tuesday in JAMA.
The USC survey used information collected in 2019 by the "Monitoring the Future" study in more than 14,000 young people surveyed about their preferences in the use of JUUL brand electronic cigarettes.
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