Recently, according to a news release by the Minnesota Department of Health in the United States, despite a significant decline in cigarette smoking rates, there has been a sharp increase in the proportion of teenagers and young adults suffering from e-cigarette usage.
A study has found that teenagers from low-income families have a higher proportion of e-cigarette and traditional cigarette use.
In 2018, the e-cigarette usage rate among teenagers in Minnesota has increased by 75%, with one in four high school students reporting e-cigarette use in the past month. This trend suggests that e-cigarettes are becoming a substitute for traditional cigarettes.
The reason why e-cigarettes are popular among teenagers is because they are perceived to be healthier than traditional cigarettes. Additionally, certain flavors of e-cigarettes are gaining increasing popularity, which can explain the trend of teenagers smoking e-cigarettes.