Smoking Trends Rise and So Does the Legal Age Limit
In recent years, vaping has become a very popular ‘alternative’ to smoking cigarettes. Compared to smoking cigarettes, vaping is ‘healthier’ both for the individual and their environment. However, both vaping and smoking cigarettes continue to carry a social stigma with them, a “coolness” factor. While vaping is growing more popular, it is not replacing cigarettes altogether.
Since the introduction of e-cigarettes in 2004, the percentage of high school seniors who smoked increased from 9% to 13%. It is still a bad habit, and e-cigarettes are not completely risk-free either. Plus, the University of Southern San Francisco found in a recent survey that teens who vaped were 6 times more likely to smoke cigarettes than those who do not vape.
In another attempt to curb teen smoking, ...