🖤 Donations of all sizes power our public service journalism Give Now

Drug use is down among teenagers, but vaping is up big

Ben Bradford Dec 18, 2018
HTML EMBED:
COPY
Vaping products are displayed at The Vaping Buddha on January 23, 2018 in South San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Drug use is down among teenagers, but vaping is up big

Ben Bradford Dec 18, 2018
Vaping products are displayed at The Vaping Buddha on January 23, 2018 in South San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Drug and alcohol use is down among teenagers, now to its lowest point in the last 25 years. An annual, federally-funded survey out of the University of Michigan finds about one in six high school seniors reported getting drunk in the past month — down from a high of one in three in the 2000s. The study does show one spike: the use of e-cigarettes has nearly doubled since last year. The FDA has announced new restrictions on flavored e-cigarette sales, but some public health experts urge caution about going too far.

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.