More adults are trying to use e-cigarettes, but less habits suggest US research.
The number of adults attempting to vaporize increased between 201
E-cigarettes – which deliver nicotine, but no tar – were marketed a way to help smokers quit the habit.
Separate research suggests that use of young Americans may decline after rising steadily from 2011-2015.
It is illegal to sell vaping equipment to those under 21 in the US, but vaping has become so popular with schoolchildren that the name of an e-cigarette, the Juul, is now commonly used as a verb ("Juul") ,
Some fear that steaming will cause many schoolchildren to smoke in nicotine addicts.
What does this latest research say?
Previous studies have reported an increasing use of nicotine vapes in adults since 2010.
The researchers who published their findings in the JAMA examined the responses of approximately 100,000 Americans over the age of 18 who participated in national health surveys in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
They found that the proportion of those who tried to steam increased from 12.6% in 2014 to 13.9% in 2015 and 15.3% in 2016.
The prevalence of current users (who consumed e-cigarettes daily or on some days) declined from 3.7% in 2014 to 3.5% in 2015 and 3.2% in 2016.
Does this mean that the blade is turning and steaming is beginning to decrease?
No, it's too early to draw this conclusion, say the authors of the study
"These trends suggest that some people are trying to stop using e-cigarettes, but further investigations with individual longitudinals using both e-cigarettes and other nicotine products are necessary, "they wrote.