Not too long ago, youth vaping was an epidemic here in the U.S. But now, the teenage vaping rates have fallen during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Teenage vaping and COVID-19 can cause long-term debilitating lung conditions.
And now, according to a new study on consumeraffairs.com, the stay-at-home orders put in place by the pandemic have not only slowed the spread of COVID-19, but has also helped young Americans quit vaping.
Experts say one of the main reasons they’ve seen a drop in youth vaping is because they’re worried about their lung health.
The study showed kids who stayed home during the pandemic were 50% more likely to quit or reduce their vaping habits.
Research also shows 15% of teenage e-cigarette users were motivated to quit because they feared their parents would find out about their vaping.
Experts warn vaping use among teens could rise again after the pandemic and when social events are no longer restricted.
That’s because experts say vaping among teens is socially driven.
Researchers suggest although teenage vaping has become less of a concern, it’s still a major problem.
Experts say further research emphasizing that vaping is not healthy will get them to stop.